Emily Singer is a senior writer and contributing editor at Quanta Magazine covering the life sciences. Previously, she was the news editor for SFARI.org and the biomedical editor for Technology Review. She has written for Nature, New Scientist, the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, and has a master’s in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego.
Life’s first epoch saw incredible advances — cells, metabolism and DNA, to name a few. Researchers are resurrecting ancient proteins to illuminate the biological dark ages.