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Jennifer Tsang

Microbiology

I'm a science editor and freelance science writer. I completed a PhD in microbiology and studied antimicrobial resistance as a postdoctoral fellow. In my free time, I write for my own microbiology blog called The Microbial Menagerie and for the American Society for Microbiology.

Jennifer has authored 7 articles

Four times that Margaret Mead challenged societal norms

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How the most influential anthropologist in history broadened views on sexuality and cultural influences

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Do animals hear music? "The Evolving Animal Orchestra" follows a decade on the beat

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Macaques, chimps, and one very smart bird take Henkjan Honing down a winding path

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That refreshing ocean mist is full of microbes

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And they're landing on your face

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Should you let your dog lick your face?

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Dogs stick their noses in everything, but many people believe their saliva is beneficial

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Three times Louise Slaughter used her microbiology training in Congress

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The lawmaker, the only microbiologist in Congress, pushed for public health reform

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Don't fear germs – at least not too much

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Microbes are neither purely 'good' nor 'bad'

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How paper towels could revolutionize DNA analysis

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A new method using paper towels like you have in your kitchen could make diagnosing diseases more affordable

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What do we really know about the safety of probiotics?

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Messing with our gut microbiome could hurt us

Hannah Thomasy

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Can corals be saved? The key may be in their microbes

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Biologists are studying corals with techniques designed for humans

Maite Ghazaleh Bucher

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