Steve Jones is Professor of Genetics at University College London. He gave the BBC Reith Lectures in 1991, and presented a successful BBC TV series, In the Blood on human genetics and evolution in 1996. He is a regular broadcaster and columnist including View from the Lab for the Daily Telegraph. His books include The Language of the Genes (which won the1994 RhÛne-Poulenc Science Book Prize), In The Blood(shortlisted for the 1997 RhÛne-Poulenc) and Almost Like a Whale: The Origin of Species Updated which won the 1999 BP Natural World Book Prize. In 1997 he won the Royal Society Faraday Medal for the Public Understanding of Science.