Laura Poppick

Contributing Writer

Art for "New Squid Genome Shines Light on Symbiotic Evolution"

New Squid Genome Shines Light on Symbiotic Evolution

Researchers hope that the genes of a glowing squid can illuminate how animals evolved organs for beneficial bacteria.

About the author

Laura Poppick is a freelance science and environmental journalist based in Portland, ME. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Wired, Audubon and elsewhere. She holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Bates College and a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.