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Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for The New York Times and has frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American. He has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of other awards and fellowships. He teaches science writing at Yale, has been a guest on NPR's RadioLab, Science Friday, and Fresh Air, and maintains an international speaking schedule. He is the author of thirteen books about science, including She Has Her Mother's Laugh.


"Carl Zimmer shows what a great suspense novel science can be. LIFE'S EDGE is a timely exploration in an age when modern Dr. Frankensteins are hard at work, but Carl's artful, vivid, irresistible writing transcends the moment in these twisting chapters of intellectual revelation. Prepare to be enthralled."
-Jennifer Doudna, Nobel Laureate, co-author of A Crack in Creation

Previously garnered praise for Carl Zimmer:

"One of the best science writers we have today."
-Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

"No one unravels the mysteries of science as brilliantly and compellingly."
-David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon

"Nobody writes about science better."
-Neil Shubin, author of Your Inner Fish

"Carl Zimmer makes the complex science of heredity read like a novel."
-Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

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