Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor at TIME overseeing science and health reporting. He is the co-author, with astronaut Jim Lovell, of Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, which was the basis of the 1995 movie Apollo 13. His other books include Splendid Solution, published in 2006, which tells the story of Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine; 2008’s Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and Why Complex Things Can Be Made Simple); and The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us. Kluger, who is also an attorney, has taught science journalism at New York University.
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