Jessica Wapner

Jessica Wapner is the science editor for Newsweek. She works with a talented team of journalists who tackle the full spectrum of science and health topics for both the website and the magazine. 

Prior to her current role, she was a staff science writer for Newsweek focused on a wide range of topics. Before joining Newsweek, Jessica spent 10 years as a freelance science writer with a particular focus on human health, diseases and social disparities. Her stories are published in Scientific American, Slate, The Atlantic, the New York Times, New York, AARP, Science, and elsewhere. Her first book, "The Philadelphia Chromosome," published in 2013, was named a top-ten non-fiction book by the Wall Street Journal. She has spoken about her work at universities, libraries and other venues around the world, and has appeared on Book-TV, The Leonard Lopate Show, and other noteworthy television and radio programs.