About the Author
is the author of the New York Times
No. 1 bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She specializes in
narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine,
food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan. She has worked as a
correspondent for WNYC's
Radiolab and PBS's Nova ScienceNOW.