Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at the Galton Laboratory at University College London. His first book, The Language of the Genes (1993) won the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for the Best Science Book of the Year and the Yorkshire Post Prize for Best First Work. It was based on the Reith Lectures he gave in 1991.
Professor Jones was born in Wales, educated in Scotland and now lives in London. He is co-editor of the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Human Evolution, and joint author of Genetics for Beginners and of the Open University’s final-year genetics textbook. On balance, he prefers snails to humans.