Christopher Wills

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Christopher J. Wills (born 1938) is Professor of Biology at UCSD.

He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he worked at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, on protein chemistry and evolution.

He is the author of The Runaway Brain: The Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1994), Children Of Prometheus, The Accelerating Pace Of Human Evolution (1999), The Spark Of Life: Darwin And The Primeval Soup (2001) and The Darwinian Tourist: Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes (late 2010). Children of Prometheus was a finalist for the Aventis Prize in 2000. He received the 1999 Award for the Public Understanding of Science and Technology from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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