Bryn Nelson

Freelance Writer

Bryn Nelson is a Seattle, Wash.-based writer with an avid interest in biology, biomedicine, ecology, green technology and unusual travel destinations. After receiving his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Washington, he shifted course to become a writer. He has since written for more than 30 publications, including Science News for Students, The New York Times, Newsday and Discover. Bryn has contributed to books about science writing, the natural world and the art and science of cooking. In his spare time he enjoys photography, singing and playing with his energetic boxador dog, Piper.

All Stories by Bryn Nelson

  1. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: Where and when did HIV begin?

    The virus that causes AIDS may have evolved in monkeys or apes more than a century ago.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What should I know about HIV and AIDS?

    Here are some common myths and some less common facts.

  3. Plants

    Seeds of the Future

  4. Environment

    Lessons from a lonely tortoise