Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, Nature, Mosaic, Nautilus, Slate, Businessweek, Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Aeon, Psychology Today, and elsewhere.

Her book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, was published in March 2013 by Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Emily is also the author of the Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

Emily 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. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, Gold Award, 2018
NASW Science in Society Journalism Award, Winner, 2018
NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award, Finalist, 2017
NIHCM Foundation Health Care Print Journalism Award, Winner, 2016
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Winner, 2014
PEN/E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, Longlisted, 2014


Emily has discussed her work on many TV shows, radio programs, and podcasts, including PBS NewsHour, 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 PodcastThe Guardian's Science Weekly Podcast, Animal Radio, Newstalk Radio Ireland, Radio New Zealand, and others.


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