Sandra Blakeslee has been writing about science and medicine for the New York Times for over 45 years. Now semi-retired, she still contributes to Science Times as hard-to-resist stories come along. The author of nine books, she is currently finishing the tenth on the early development of the human microbiome and what parents need to know to raise healthy kids. She’s a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a journalism fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, a Templeton Fellowship awardee, and co-founder of the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop. She lives in Santa Fe.