Jo Marchant


Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant is a science journalist with a PhD in genetics. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and has written on topics from the future of genetic engineering to underwater archaeology. She is author of Decoding the Heavens: Solving the mystery of the world’s first computer (2009) and The Shadow King: The bizarre afterlife of King Tut’s mummy (2013), which was described by Literary Review as “a thrilling account [that] shows our human failings, most notably greed and pride”. Her third book, Cure: A journey into the science of mind over body, is published by Canongate.

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