David Ewing Duncan
David Ewing Duncan is co-founder and CEO of Arc Programs. He is an award-winning bestselling author of eight books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio, and film producer and correspondent.
His most recent book is When I'm 164: The New Science of Radical Life Extension, and What Happens If It Succeeds (TED Books). His previous books include the bestselling Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals About His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World (Wiley); Masterminds: Genius, DNA and the Quest to Rewrite Life (Harper Perennial), and Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year (Harper-Collins/Avon), published in 19 languages and a bestseller in 14 countries.
David is a correspondent for The Daily Beast and the chief correspondent for public radio's "Biotech Nation," heard on NPR Talk. He has also written for the New York Times, Fortune, Wired, Harper's, Discover, Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outside, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Washington Post Book World, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. David has been a contributing editor and columnist for Conde Nast Portfolio and a contributing editor for Wired, Discover, and MIT Technology Review; a longtime commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition"; and a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20. He has been a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow! and a producer for Discovery Television. His work has also appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Among his numerous awards is Magazine Story of the Year, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
At UC Berkeley, David is the founding director of the Center for Life Science Policy. He is the founder and editorial director of the BioAgenda Institute, an independent nonprofit program of events and educational initiatives that discusses and analyzes crucial issues in life sciences â€" which is being folded into the new Center for Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. He has been the host of the annual BioAgenda Summit.
David's other books include the bestselling Pedaling the Ends of the Earth (Simon & Schuster), about his bicycle expedition around the world; Hernando Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas; Residents: The Perils and Promise of Educating Young Doctors (Scribner); and Cape to Cairo: An African Odyssey (Grove Atlantic). His fiction has appeared in two anthologies. He has taught Creative Writing at Stanford University and works at The Grotto in San Francisco, where he lives.