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Heather Zeiger

Specializes in: Bioethics Technology Chemistry Medicine/Medical

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Work has previously appeared: Mind Matters News TCU Endeavors The New Atlantis MercatorNet Quartz The Stream Salvo Magazine Phys.org Medical Xpress

(From my website: heatherzeiger.com)
My background in chemistry and bioethics gives me a unique perspective on science, technology, and medicine, and has allowed me to write on a variety of topics.
After graduating with an MS in chemistry in 2006, I was not going to go back to school, but several years later, I crossed over to the dark side (the humanities) and eventually earned an MA in bioethics. This amalgamation of the hard sciences and applied philosophy has served me well as a science writer. For one, it has helped me become a better translator and teacher. Scientists have a precise language, and each field of science has its own dialect. Bioethics, on the other hand, is multidisciplinary and requires clear, unambiguous language for a broad audience. Learning how to convert from one writing style (and way of thinking) to another was an experience whose value is more than the sum of the degrees alone.

Last updated: 3/1/2020 ()

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