Emily has written more than 150 articles for newspapers, magazines, and digital publications. Here is a selection of her work:
"The Trouble with Checklists. An easy method that promised to save lives in hospitals worldwide may not be so simple after all." Nature. July 30, 2015.
“Lady Killers.” The New Yorker. May 9, 2015.
"Apes in a Human World." The New Yorker. April 22, 2015.
"Evidence-based medicine: Save blood, save lives. Transfusions are one of the most overused treatments in modern medicine, at a cost of billions of dollars. Researchers are working out how to cut back." Nature. March 31, 2015.
"Searching for a Magical Creature, Finding a Need for Wild Places." The New York Times. March 23, 2015.
"Marching One By One." The New Yorker. March 3, 2015.
"The Smart, Angry Home." The New Yorker. January 5, 2015.
"Depression: A Change of Mind. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works." Nature. November 12, 2014.
"When Fish Shout." The New Yorker. November 10, 2014.
"Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?" Mosaic. October 14, 2014.
"Vietnam's Neuroscientific Legacy." The New Yorker. October 2, 2014.
"Visiting an Ailing Relative: 'Among Chimpanzees' Documents the Many Threats to a Species' Survival." The New York Times. September 29, 2014.
"Kaiser Permanente's Genetic Database Is Boon to Medical Research." Businessweek. September 25, 2014.
"If Trauma Victims Forget, What Is Lost to Society? A pill to dampen memories stirs hope and worry." Nautilus. July 17, 2014.
"Does That Cat Have O.C.D.? 'Animal Madness': A Look at Tense Dogs, Elephants, and More." The New York Times. July 7, 2014.
"Trusting Our Robots: We love them when they admit fault." Wired. June 2014.
“Ageing: Live faster, die younger. People with schizophrenia show signs of accelerated ageing — a phenomenon that could lead researchers to a deeper understanding of the disease.” Nature Outlook. April 2, 2014.
“The future of sex? Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex.” Mosaic. March 4, 2014.
"Animals Bow to Their Mechanical Overlords: Robots are infiltrating insect, fish, and bird communities--and seizing control." Nautilus. February 13, 2014.
"Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid." The New York Times. November 18, 2013.
"Beauteous Beasts: Humans have been breeding animals for beauty for centuries. But should we draw the line at genetically modified pets?" Aeon. March 25, 2013.
“Made Whole: Designed for animals, these advanced prosthetics could also help get human amputees moving again.” Wired. October 2011.
“The Bad Daddy Factor: Drinking, smoking, taking prescription meds or failing to eat a balanced diet can influence the health of men’s future children.” Miller-McCune. January/February 2011.
“Welcome to Outer (Head) Space: What can extreme environments teach us about weathering life’s ups and downs?” Psychology Today. April 2010.
“Unfolding the mysteries of the brain: Researchers are learning to map the wrinkled landscape of the cerebral cortex for clues to how the mind develops.” The Boston Globe. August 3, 2009.
“Building Around the Mind: Brain research can help us craft spaces that relax, inspire, awaken, comfort and heal.” Scientific American Mind. April 2009.
“Discount Drugs: Meet America’s first nonprofit pharmaceutical company.” GOOD. November/December 2008.
“E-noses Could Make Diseases Something to Sniff at: Diagnosing illnesses could be as easy as breathing.” Scientific American. January 11, 2008.
"The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: When during the day should you take your medication? Good question." Slate. November 1, 2007.
“When researchers are the guinea pigs: Should scientists be allowed to continue studying themselves?” The Boston Globe. December 12, 2005.
“DNA sequence in hand, dog geneticists aim to build a better pooch.” The Boston Globe. September 7, 2004.