Jessica Wapner is a freelance writer focused mainly on healthcare and medicine. Her work is published in The New York Times , Scientific American , Slate , Science , Nature Medicine , Ode , and Psychology Today . Her writing on cancer research and treatment also appears in the science magazines Oncology Business Review, Cure , and CR . Her blog, Work in Progress, is part of the PLoS Blog Network and focuses on the ethics and economics of drug development. She was the founding managing editor of two review journals, Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology , and also served as editor for Oncology Spectrum . She lives in Beacon, New York, with her husband and two young children.