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Ferris Jabr
Freelance
Ferris Jabr is a freelance science journalist, whose work has appeared in Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine, Outside and NewYorker.com, among others. He lives in New York City.

Written by Ferris Jabr

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
The gene that jumped

Genes that leap from one species to another are more common than we thought. Does this shake up the tree of life?

Ferris Jabr