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Jon Turney
Freelance

Jon Turney is a British science writer, editor and reviewer. He co-authored the book Fifty Years at the Heart of Health (2012) with Julie Clayton. His latest book is I, Superorganism (2015). He lives in Bristol.

Written by Jon Turney

Essay/
Illness & Disease
Beyond cell wars

It is time to disarm the military metaphor of the body as a battleground, with immune cells as the first line of defence

Jon Turney

Essay/
Automation & Robotics
How to design the future

As technological choices become ever more complex, design fiction, not science, hints at the future we actually want

Jon Turney

Essay/
Computing & Artificial Intelligence
A model world

In economics, climate science and public health, computer models help us decide how to act. But can we trust them?

Jon Turney