Extensive Research Description
Dr. Kevles's teaching areas are the history of modern science, including genetics, physics, science in American society.
- Inventing America: A History of the United States, coauthored with Alex Keyssar, Pauline Maier, and Merritt Roe Smith (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002; 2nd edition forthcoming, 2005)
- The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, edited with Leroy Hood Harvard University Press, 1992; (paperback, 1993); published in Germany (Artemis and Winkler), 1994 and in Japan (Ague Shotu-Sha), 1997.
- In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity Alfred A. Knopf, 1985; University of California Press,1986 (paperback); Harvard University Press, 1995 (paperback with new preface). Also published in England (Penguin), Japan (Asahi), Spain
- International Eugenics, in Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Holocaust Museum, 2004), pp. 41-60
- Big Chill in Biotechnology, Technology Review (July 2003)
- Ownership and Identity: The Drive to Manipulate DNA Has Changed the Economy and the Law, The Scientist, Jan. 13, 2003