Science Writer, The Atlantic
Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic and New Scientist, among others. He is a writer for The Atlantic, and the author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (2016) and An Immense World: A Journey Through the Animal Kingdom’s Extraordinary Senses (2022). He lives in Washington, DC.
Microbes have no morals
First we learned to fear germs, then we learned to love our microbiome. But both sides get the biology basically wrong
We assume that microbes evolved to attack humans when actually we are just civilian casualties in a much older war
Ecology and environmental sciences
History tells us that plant diseases cause famines, pestilence and war. Now one is coming for our chocolate