marla broadfoot

Marla Broadfoot

Marla Broadfoot is a freelance science journalist and contributing editor at American Scientist. Her work has appeared in ScienceSTATScientific American, Discover, Nature News, and Science News, among others. She has a PhD in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a postdoc at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, MD. She is based in Wendell, NC.

Articles by Marla Broadfoot
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DNA Could Hold Clues to Varying Severity of COVID-19
Marla Broadfoot | Apr 17, 2020 | 4 min read
Hundreds of scientists around the globe are launching studies in search of genes that could explain why some people fall victim to coronavirus infection while others escape relatively unscathed.