Dr Philip Ball
science writer and broadcaster; author How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We Are and How We Are Made; presenter, BBC Radio 4, Science Stories

Dr Philip Ball is a writer and author whose work has appeared in Nature, the Guardian, Prospect, New Statesman and many other publications. He is also a presenter of Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. He writes on all areas of the sciences, and has a particular interest in how science interacts with broader culture, literature and art.

His latest book, How to Grow a Human: Adventures in Who We Are and How We Are Made (HarperCollins, 2019)examines what it means to be human in light of new developments in genetic editing, cloning and neural downloading.

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