Roxanne Khamsi

Roxanne Khamsi

Nature Medicine

Roxanne Khamsi is chief news editor of Nature Medicine in New York. Before joining the journal, she worked as an online reporter for
New Scientist, writing daily stories about biomedical research. Her articles have also appeared in publications such as The Economist, Wired News and the MIT Technology Review.

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