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NEO.LIFE
Making sense of the Neobiological Revolution.
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Mapping the brain, sequencing the genome, decoding the microbiome, extending life, curing diseases, editing mutations. We live in a time of awe and possibility — and also enormous responsibility. Are you prepared?

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Founder
Jane Metcalfe
Founder of NEO.LIFE. Entrepreneur in media (Wired) and chocolate (TCHO). Lover of mountains, horses, roses, and kimchee, though not necessarily in that order.
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Editor
Brian Bergstein
Journalist in Boston. Editor at large, NEO.LIFE. I’ve been executive editor of MIT Technology Review and tech editor at the AP. More info: brianbergstein.com
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Art director
Nicholas Vokey
Los Angeles-based graphic designer and animator.
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Laura Cochrane
Content strategy at NEO.LIFE | “To oppose something is to maintain it.” — Ursula K. Le Guin
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Editor
Kat McGowan
Journalist. Reporting on health, medicine, science, other excellent things. T: @mcgowankat
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Nathan Hass
Creative Director at Upstatement
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Writers
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Amanda Schaffer
writes for the New Yorker and Neo.life, and is a former medical columnist for Slate. @abschaffer
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Mallory Pickett
freelance journalist in Los Angeles
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Karen Weintraub
Health/Science journalist passionate about human health, cool research and great storytelling.
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Anna Nowogrodzki
Science and tech journalist. Writing in Nature, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Neo.Life, & others.
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Juan Enriquez
Best-selling author, Managing Director of Excel Venture Management.
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Christina Farr
Tech and features writer. @Stanford grad.
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NEO.LIFE
Making sense of the Neobiological Revolution. Get the email at www.neo.life.
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Maria Finn
I’m an author and tell stories across multiple mediums including prose, food, gardens, technology & narrative mapping. www.mariafinn.com Instagram maria_finn1.
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Stephanie Pappas
I write about science, technology and the things people do with them.
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David Eagleman
Neuroscientist at Stanford, internationally bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction, creator and presenter of PBS’ The Brain.
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Kristen V. Brown
Reporter @Gizmodo covering biotech.
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David Ewing Duncan
Life science writer, latest book: Talking to Robots; Wired, Vanity Fair, Tech Review, Atlantic, NPR, NEO.LIFE; CEO Arc Fusion www.davidewingduncan.com
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Dorothy Santos
writer, editor, curator, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area about.me/dorothysantos.com
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Dr. Sophie Zaaijer
CEO of PlayDNA, Postdoctoral fellow at the New York Genome Center, Runway postdoc at Cornell Tech.
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Andrew Rosenblum
I’m a freelance tech writer based in Oakland, CA. You can find my work at Neo.Life, the MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, and many other places.
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Diana Crow
Fledgling science journalist here, hoping to foster discussion about the ways science acts as a catalyst for social change #biology
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Ashton Applewhite
Calling for a radical aging movement. Anti-ageism blog+talk+book
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Grace Rubenstein
Journalist, editor, media producer. Social/bio science geek. Reporter on health science and immigration. Spanish speaker and dancing fool.
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Elizabeth Preston
Science and other sundries.
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Esther Dyson
Internet court jEsther -- I occupy Esther Dyson. Founder @HICCup_co https://t.co/5dWfUSratQ http://t.co/a1Gmo3FTQv
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Jessica Leber
Freelance science and technology journalist and editor, formerly on staff at Fast Company, Vocativ, MIT Technology Review, and ClimateWire.
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Jessica Carew Kraft
An anthropologically trained writer, artist, and naturalist writing about education, health and rewilding. Mother to two girls in Berkeley, CA.
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Corby Kummer
Editor-in-chief, Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute, senior editor, The Atlantic, five-time James Beard Journalism Award winner, restaurant critic
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Editor
Kat McGowan
Journalist. Reporting on health, medicine, science, other excellent things. T: @mcgowankat
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Rob Waters
I’m a journalist based in Oakland. I write about health, science, social justice, urban affairs and travel. Father of 1. From Detroit.
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Yiting Sun
freelance journalist based in Beijing
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Richard Sprague
Curious amateur. Years of near-daily microbiome experiments. US CEO of AI healthcare startup http://airdoc.com
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Bob Parks ✂
Connoisseur of the slap dash . . . maker . . . teacher . . . freelance writer and reporter.
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Marcus Woo
Science journalist
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Julia Faith Sklar
Independent journalist, covering mostly women's health. Find me at @jfsklar on Twitter.
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Steven Kotler
Author. Cofounder and Director of Research Flow Genome Project. Gravity Lover.
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Moheb Costandi
Neuroscientist/writer. Author of 'Neuroplasticity' (MIT Press, 2016) and '50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know' (Quercus, 2013)
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Lee Cooper
Reader and writer; reducing the burden of genetic disease; nonprofit at www.theigdp.org
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Britt Wray
PhD, Author of Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction, co-host BBC Tomorrow’s World podcast.
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Nicole Prause
Nicole Prause, PhD, is a sexual psychophysiologist studying how brain-genital connections affect our health. She is also a licensed psychologist in Los Angeles.
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Sandrine Ceurstemont
I’m a science and technology writer currently experiencing desert life in Morocco.
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Shelby Pope
Bay Area writer // shelbypope.com
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Daisy Robinton, PhD
Molecular & developmental biologist, science storyteller, fitness and lifestyle model, life enthusiast.
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Ron Shigeta
CSO of WildEarthPets, Investor, Future Food Entrepreneur. Co-Founder, IndieBio and Startup Biotech.
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alissa.greenberg
Alissa Greenberg is a freelance journalist based in Berkeley who writes about strange science, community, travel, culture, and hidden histories
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Tinker Ready
Health and science news from Boston and beyond
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Emma Yasinski
Science journalist, swim teacher, amateur chef, mediocre triathlete, tragic dancer. Jack of all trades except giving directions. emmayasinski.com
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Sean Michael Ragan
I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. My most recent book is called "The Total Inventor's Manual."
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Emily Mullin
Staff writer at OneZero, covering the intersection of biology and technology. emullin@medium.com
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Ian Haydon
2018 AAAS Mass Media fellow
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Alizeh Iqbal
Just learned how to whistle. @Stanford
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Po Bronson
Strategy Director @IndieBio. Sr Editor @ Attention Span. 9 National Awards for reporting. 7 bestselling books in 28 languages. Cited in 185 academic journals.
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Andrew Hessel
I think this biology thing will be big.
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Gemma Milne
Science & Technology Writer & Podcaster • Writing a book • Co-host & Co-Founder @sciencedisrupt • Heart in Scotland / Head in London • http://gemmamilne.co.uk
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Maia Szalavitz
Neuroscience Journalist, TIME.com; http://ti.me/rWCQsZ co-author, Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential & Endangered, w/ Dr. Bruce Perry ] [vus here my own]
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Maryn McKenna
WIRED columnist, Schuster Institute senior fellow, TED speaker. Books: BIG CHICKEN, SUPERBUG, BEATING BACK THE DEVIL. Diseases, food, farms, drugs.
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Katharine Gammon
Santa Monica-based freelance writer covering science, technology and environment.
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Esther Landhuis
Bay Area science journalist • Mom of a tween and a teen • Former lab rat (immunology PhD) • www.estherlandhuis.com@elandhuis
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Matthew Hutson
Science writer, fire dancer, guy on the Internet.
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Emily Sohn
Journalist covering science, health, environment, adventure and more. @tidepoolsinc
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Raymond McCauley
Scientist, Engineer; Founding faculty & Chair Digital Biology, Singularity U; co-founder BioCurious; raising superheroes
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Eliot Peper
Writes speculative fiction that explores the intersection of technology and culture. Books: http://amzn.to/2eg9qJ6 Blog: www.eliotpeper.com