Emily Waltz is a freelance science journalist specializing in biotech and the business of science. She is a contributing editor at the tech magazine IEEE Spectrum, and has been writing for the journal Nature Biotechnology for over 16 years. She has also written for NatureScientific AmericanDiscoverOutside and The New York Times

In her work for the Nature journals, Emily frequently covers genetically modified food and the challenges faced by researchers working in this field. Some of her features on this topic include: “Battlefield” (Nature), “Under Wraps” (Nature Biotechnology) “Tiptoeing Around Transgenics” (Nature Biotechnology), and “Censorship of Science” (Nature).

In her work for Spectrum, Emily covers the intersection of technology and the human body. Her favorite topics include electrical stimulation of the nervous system, wearable sensors, and tiny robots that dive deep into the body. She recently investigated the use of an electronic gadget used to boost the delivery of a COVID vaccine. While reporting a feature on neuromodulation, she had the privilege of watching a paralyzed man stand with the aid of this emerging technology. 

Emily received a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her career in New York City and then moved to Nashville where she currently lives with her husband and two sons. 

For every story she writes, Emily's goal is to say something true and useful. She likes to hear from readers and can be contacted through this website or on Twitter