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Jessica Wapner


Jessica Wapner is a freelance writer focused mainly on science and medicine. Her first book, The Philadelphia Chromosome, was published in 2013. Publishers Weekly named The Philadelphia Chromosome a top-ten science book for Spring 2013, and Kirkus calls it “an absorbing, complex medical detective story.” The book has garnered nationwide attention, including coverage on The Leonard Lopate Show, WAMC’s The Roundtable, and KERA’s Think, with Krys Boyd. Wapner’s work has appeared in publications including Scientific American, Slate, The New York Times, AARP, New York, Science, Nature Medicine, the Ecologist, the Scientist, Cosmos, and Aeon. Her writing on cancer research and treatment has also appeared in the patient-focused magazines CR and Cure, and the industry publication Oncology Business Review.

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