David Grimm

David Grimm is an award-winning journalist and the Online News Editor of Science, the world’s leading journal of science news and scientific research. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs, which traces the social evolution of dogs and cats from wild animals to family members, both in our homes and in the eyes of the law.

Grimm is the recipient of the 2010 Animal Reporting Award from the National Press Club and the author of “The Mushroom Cloud’s Silver Lining,” which was featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. His work has appeared in Science, The Wall Street Journal, Time, U.S. News and World Report, and The Financial Times. He has a PhD in genetics from Yale University and teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins.

Grimm has written on numerous topics, but his favorite stories involve animal welfare. In 2009, he wrote “A Cure for Euthanasia?”, which followed the quest to develop a birth control vaccine for cats and dogs in an effort to curb the mass killing of these animals in shelters and streets around the globe. He has also written about the use of cats and dogs in U.S. research laboratories and the ethics of keeping dolphins in captivity. In addition to the National Press Club’s Animal Reporting Award, his work has won multiple honors from the Humane Society of the United States.

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