Wynne Parry

Contributing Writer

A nearly homogeneous field of yellow cytoplasm spontaneously compartmentalizes itself into clumps around the dots of nuclei.
Abstractions blog

Unscrambled Eggs: Self-Organization Restores Cells’ Order

January 2, 2020

To scientists’ surprise, blended mixtures of cytoplasm can reorganize themselves into cell-like compartments with working structural components.

An image of dendritic cells.
Biology

RNA’s Secret Life Outside the Cell

November 8, 2013

Circulating RNAs carry messages for plants and invertebrates. Do they do the same for us?

Biology

Evolution as Opportunist

September 4, 2013

A computational study reveals surprising flexibility hidden within metabolic networks, providing new evidence for an evolutionary concept called exaptation.

About the author

Wynne Parry is a science writer based in Pennsylvania who often covers discoveries in bioscience. She has worked as a newspaper reporter, written online science news for LiveScience.com, and served as the science writer at the Rockefeller University.