Written by British author Matt Ridley and published in 1999, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapter, or, Genome for short, is a popular science publication. The book has 23 chapters because of the 22 human chromosomes as well as an additional chapter for extra explanation. Each chapter of the book focuses on a particular part of human nature, such as life, death, and free will.
Born in 1958, Matt Ridley is a British journalist and businessman. He also specializes and is known for his writings in science, such as Genome. Member of the British House of Lords, Ridley is a libertarian and a supporter of the controversial Brexit vote. He also acted as the chairman of the Northern Rock bank for over three years.