Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist. She has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology and an MSc in science communication. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and Nature, and her articles have appeared in The Guardian, Wired, Observer, New Scientist, and Nature. Jo Marchant's previous book, Cure, hit the New York Times bestseller hardcover nonfiction and science lists and was sold in more than thirty countries. She is also the author of Decoding the Heavens, which, like Cure, was shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books.