Arthur Allen (born in 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio )  is an American author and freelance journalist.
Allen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 with an AB in development studies. 
Since 1995, Allen has written about biology and medicine.  He became a freelance writer in 1996, and he has written articles for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and Redbook.   In 2007, his book Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver was published by WW Norton .  Additional books include He Has written Ripe: The Search For The Perfect Tomato (2011),  and The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl (2014).  He is also the eHealth editor for Politico . 
Allen is married to The New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot , with whom he has a son and daughter. 
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