Emily Waltz is a freelance science journalist specializing in biotech and the business of science. She is a frequent contributor to the journal Nature Biotechnology and the technology magazine IEEE Spectrum. She has also written for Nature, Scientific American, Discover, Outside and The New York Times

Emily has been writing for the Nature journals for thirteen years. She 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. 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
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