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Ed Yong
Science Writer, The Atlantic

Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer, whose work has appeared in The New YorkerNational GeographicWired, the New York TimesNature 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). 

Written by Ed Yong

Essay/
Biology
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

Ed Yong

Essay/
Biology
Coincidental killers

We assume that microbes evolved to attack humans when actually we are just civilian casualties in a much older war

Ed Yong

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
Ant farm

History tells us that plant diseases cause famines, pestilence and war. Now one is coming for our chocolate

Ed Yong