Cori Vanchieri joined Science News in August 2014 as features editor. She has more than 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and project manager within the health and science field. She helped launch news sections at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Annals of Internal Medicine and was senior medical editor at Cleveland Clinic Magazine. Before joining Science News, Cori was the story editor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s magazine, the HHMI Bulletin. She earned degrees from Cornell University and Stanford University.

All Stories by Cori Vanchieri

  1. fentanyl
    Health & Medicine

    U.S. fentanyl deaths are rising fastest among African-Americans

    New statistics on fentanyl-related overdoses show troubling increases in deaths among African-Americans, Hispanics and men.

  2. at home tests for telomere length
    Health & Medicine

    At-home telomere testing is not a reliable marker of aging, researcher says

    Telomere testing for consumers offers a poor measure of “biological age,” says Johns Hopkins oncologist Mary Armanios.

  3. a photo of a face with two different eye colors
    Genetics

    The history of heredity makes for a fascinating, and chilling, read

    From eugenics to gene editing, Carl Zimmer’s She Has Her Mother’s Laugh recounts genetics’ biggest discoveries.

  4. chicken farm
    Agriculture

    ‘Big Chicken’ chronicles the public health dangers of using antibiotics in farming

    A new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.

  5. stretch it out
    Health & Medicine

    ‘Cracking the Aging Code’ tackles aging from evolutionary perspective

    In 'Cracking the Aging Code', theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and writer Dorion Sagan take a different approach to the science of growing old.