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Mark Henderson joined the Wellcome Trust as Head of Communications in January 2012. From 1996-2011 he worked at The Times, becoming its Science Correspondent in 2000 and Science Editor in 2006. He was instrumental in founding Eureka, the newspaper’s monthly science magazine, and has has won several awards for his journalism: three prizes from the Medical Journalists' Association, the Royal Statistical Society's prize for statistical excellence in journalism, and the European Best Cancer Reporter prize from the European School of Oncology. His first book, 50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know, was published in 2009. His second book, The Geek Manifesto, which explores the relationship between science and politics, will be published in May 2012.