Carl Zimmer

Matter Columnist, The New York Times; Science Writing Teacher, Yale University; Author

Carl Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times, writing the Matter science column. He also teaches science writing at Yale University. Previously a senior editor at Discover, Zimmer has frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, TIME, and Scientific American, among others. His most recent book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, publishes in 2018. Previous books include Parasite Rex, Evolution, and Microcosm. Zimmer has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of other awards and fellowships.

Videos/Audio of Carl Zimmer

From National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the 2018 inaugural Sundance Film Festival Favorite Award,... See more
Despite all of the scientific advances in genomic sequencing, genetic testing, and gene editing, science writer Carl... See more
Larry Smarr believes in being the CEO of his own body, and for years, he has been measuring inputs (food and drink) and... See more
The sequencing of the human genome – a complete map of the body’s three million base pairs – opened a window into... See more
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Within 20, maybe 40, years, most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction.... See more