Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Scientific American, Psychology Today, BBC Future, SEED, Discover, Popular Science, Slate, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Her new book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, was published in March 2013 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. She is also the author of the Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).
Emily blogs at Wonderland, which is part of the blog network of the Public Library of Science. Her blog post, “When a deaf man has Tourette’s,” was selected for inclusion in The Open Laboratory 2010: The Best of Science Writing on the Web.
She has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing.
Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York with her dog, Milo.
Emily has discussed her work on many radio programs and podcasts, including Fresh Air, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, Scientific American's Science Talk, BBC Radio, Skeptically Speaking, Virtually Speaking Science, Lapham's Quarterly Podcast, The Guardian's Science Weekly Podcast, Animal Radio, Newstalk Radio Ireland, Radio New Zealand, and more. She has also appeared on PBS NewsHour and The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann.