I am a journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ll write about anything, but most of my stories involve genes, brains, or biotech, sometimes all at once. I’m a contributing editor at Popular Science and at Matter, and my blog, Only Human, is published by National Geographic. My writing has also appeared in many general interest publications, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Slate.
Arrested Development, a story I wrote for Mosaic about a 9-year-old girl who weighs 12 pounds, was featured on Longform’s Best of 2014: Science list, Longreads’s Best of 2014: Science, and Digg’s Best Long Reads.
23 and You, a story I wrote for Matter, was included in the 2014 edition of the Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. The piece was also featured on Longform’s Best of 2013: Science and Technology list. And a year after it was published, it got a new ending.
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