Science Writer, The Atlantic
Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, the New York Times, Nature and New Scientist, among others. He is currently a staff writer for The Atlantic. His latest book is I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (2016).
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
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