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Cristy Gelling

I’m a writer, editor, researcher, and analyst specializing in science. My biomedical and environmental reporting has been published in The Washington Post, Science News, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I spent seven years working in communications roles for the Genetics Society of America.

Featured Articles

Reading a Pacific navigator’s mysterious map may require a shift in perspective
Knowable Magazine
A voyager named Tupaia drew an island-filled chart that has puzzled scholars for more than 250 years.

On the rebound
Science News
Scientists revive the search for new rubber sources.

Flagellum failure lets bacteria steer
Science News
Buckling of whip-like appendage drives tiny two-point turn.

In children, hemispherectomy successfully treats seizures
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Evan Crickenberger is thriving because surgeons removed the left half of his brain.

Brainiac parrots threatened by widespread lead poisoning
Scientific American Blogs
Insatiable curiosity is endangering Kea wherever they live near human habitation.