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Laura Helmuth

Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Laura Helmuth is editor-in-chief at Scientific American. She was previously director of digital news at National Geographic, science and health editor at Slate magazine, science editor at Smithsonian magazine, and a writer and editor for Science magazine’s news department and its daily news site, ScienceNOW. She is vice president of the National Association of Science Writers. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley.