Ed Yong


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Ed Yong is a science journalist who reports for The Atlantic, and is based in Washington DC.

His work appears several times a week on The Atlantic's website, and has also featured in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, Scientific American, and many more. He has won a variety of awards, including the Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award for biomedical reporting in 2016, the Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences in 2016, and the National Academies Keck Science Communication Award in 2010 for his old blog Not Exactly Rocket Science. He regularly does talks and radio interviews; his TED talk on mind-controlling parasites has been watched by over 1.5 million people.

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“Within 24 hours of moving into a new place we overwrite it with our own microbes, turning it into a reflection of ourselves.”
Ed Yong, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

“All zoology is really ecology. We cannot fully understand the lives of animals without understanding our microbes and our symbioses with them.”
Ed Yong, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

“Speaking of palms, your right hand shares just a sixth of its microbial species with your left hand.19”
Ed Yong, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

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