Maggie Chen

Maggie Chen

Maggie Chen is a scientist and science journalist covering health, biology, and bioengineering. She graduated from Harvard College in 2022 with a degree in developmental biology and the history of science. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, WIRED, and Massive Science

Articles by Maggie Chen
A tick on a leaf.  
How the Crimean Congo Virus Sneaks into Cells
Maggie Chen | Jul 15, 2024 | 4 min read
A tickborne virus uses cholesterol receptors to worm its way into the cell.
mRNA molecule is manufactured from a ribosome. 
A Twisted Secret that Extends mRNA Longevity in Cells
Maggie Chen | Jun 28, 2024 | 3 min read
By tinkering with branched mRNA structures, scientists lay the groundwork to build better vaccines in the future. 
Depiction of human DNA helix. 
An Epigenetic Strategy to Control Bad Cholesterol
Maggie Chen | Apr 12, 2024 | 3 min read
Modifying markers on DNA allows scientists to lower cholesterol levels in mice, even long-term.