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 twelve 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 biomed and technology. She turned herself into a mobile health guinea pig for two months for the sake of one feature; for another, she had the privilege of watching a paralyzed man stand during a spinal stimulation experiment. She also writes daily news stories and blog posts. 

Emily was awarded in 2005 the top Horgan Prize for Excellence in Critical Science Writing. She received in 2007 a grant from the American Council on Germany to spend a month in Germany reporting on biofuels. 

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.