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Amy Harmon


Amy Harmon covers the social implications of science and technology for The New York Times. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 2008 for her series, “The DNA Age,” the other as part of a team in 2001. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in science writing in 2013. Her articles on genetically engineered crops were awarded prizes from the Society of Environmental Journalists and the National Association of Science Writers in 2014. In 2012, she won the Casey Medal for excellence in reporting on children and families for an article about a young man with autism coming of age. She received the National Academies of Science award for print journalism in 2011. Harmon has also written of her adventures on a treadmill-desk and the search for wildness on a family vacation in Costa Rica. Her journalism career began at her college newspaper, The Michigan Daily.

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