Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wired, Nature, Mosaic, Nautilus, Slate, Businessweek, Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, 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. It received the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books and was longlisted for the 2014 PEN/E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.

Emily is also the author of the Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind (St. Martin’s Press, 2009).

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 

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 with her dog, Milo.

Media Appearances

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 PodcastThe 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.



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