Meredith Wadman

Editorial Fellow

Meredith Wadman is the author of The Vaccine Race, about a unique group of cells that are widely used in scientific research and for making vaccines that have immunized hundreds of millions of people. She was a New America fellow in 2015. She has covered biomedical research politics from Washington for 17 years, writing for publications including Nature, Fortune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Wadman is a graduate of Stanford University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began medical school at the University of British Columbia and completed medical school as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.

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Scientific Experimentation, Debate and Selflessness on the Way to Today’s Vaccines

Meredith Wadman's new book, The Vaccine Race, was reviewed in the Washington Post.

The Vaccine Race

The epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases.

Meredith Wadman Shortlisted for Lukas Prize

Meredith Wadman has been shortlisted for J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award for her forthcoming book, The Cells and the Scientists.

The truth about fetal tissue research

The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the United States, but many scientists say it is essential.

Meredith Wadman: No excuse for cruelty to goats raised for medical research

In the first hearing its kind in 24 years, a California research company is currently before a judge in Washington, D.C. trying to account f

The cure for cancer that parents won’t use

Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most co

From Nowhere to Nobels

Women now hold more than half of all American jobs, but they still make up less than twenty-five percent of the science, technology, enginee