Articles by

Maryn McKenna

The $6 Billion Shot at Making New Antibiotics

Dustin Brown, a slight, dark-haired guy who lives in southwest Indiana, is 36, married, and a stay-at-home...

Where Did Omicron Come From? Maybe Its First Host Was Mice

It’s one of the perplexing mysteries of the Covid pandemic: Where did Omicron emerge from, almost one...

The US Is Finally Considering Protections Against Salmonella

The autumn of 2013 was a stressful time for the Craten family, who live outside Phoenix, Arizona....

Wildfire Smoke May Carry Deadly Fungi Long Distances

Glowing red skies and bitter ash-laden air are increasingly common across much of the US as the...

When Will the Pandemic Truly Be ‘Over’?

When the pandemic began, we could imagine that the restoration of specific things we’d put on hold...

The Fungus That Killed Frogs—and Led to a Surge in Malaria

Though Bd swept through Central America from the 1980s to the 2000s, the analysis that demonstrated its...

Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. There's No One Reason Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being...

Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. No One Knows Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being...