Oren Harman is the Chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University. He was trained in history and biology at the Hebrew University, Oxford, and Harvard, and is a historian of biology and a writer. His books include The Man Who Invented the Chromosome (Harvard, 2004), Rebels, Mavericks and Heretics in Biology [with Michael Dietrich] (Yale, 2008), Outsider Scientists [with Michael Dietrich] (Chicago, 2013), and The Price of Altruism (W.W. Norton, 2010) (Bodley Head/Random House, 2010), which won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for the Best Book of the Year in Science and Technology, and was an American Library Association and New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is a contributing editor at Haaretz Magazine, and the co-creator of the Israeli Oscar-nominated documentary series "Did Herzl Really Say That?". His work has been featured in The New York Times, The London Times, Nature, Science, The Economist, Forbes, The New Republic, New Scientist, Scientific American, Times Higher Education, Discover, The Huffington Post, RADIOLAB and many others. He grew up in Jerusalem and now lives in Tel Aviv.
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