With a writing career spanning 19 years, Mezrich has authored eighteen books, with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions and The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal, which was adapted into the movie The Social Network –written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two number one box office movie adaptations.
Professor at Harvard & MIT, co-author of 425 papers, 95 patent publications & the book Regenesis, developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since (via NGS and nanopores), plus barcoding, DNA assembly from chips, genome editing, writing & recoding. He co-initiated the BRAIN Initiative (2011) & Genome Projects (1984, 2005) to provide & interpret the world's only open-access personal precision medicine datasets.