Jessica Snyder Sachs





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Jessica Snyder Sachs is a contributing editor to Popular Science and writes regularly for Discover, National Wildlife, Health, Parenting, and other national publications. Prior to becoming a full-time freelance writer in 1991, she was the managing editor of Science Digest.

As an adjunct professor, Jessica teaches feature writing and writing for magazines, most recently at Seton Hall University. She has taught at the graduate level as part of New York University's Science and Environmental Reporting Program (SERP).

She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where she completed a mid-career masters with cross-disciplinary graduate studies in immunology, microbiology, and infectious disease. She lives with her husband and daughter in New...more


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“The 2003 flu season started early in North America, with the first cases showing up in the fall. By Thanksgiving doctors were seeing the usual flu-related pneumonias. As always, the most severe cases resulted from secondary bacterial infections in flu-congested lungs.”
Jessica Snyder Sachs, Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World



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