About Mosaic

Mosaic is a magazine dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, we publish an in-depth story on the people, ideas and trends that drive biology and medicine and affect our lives, health and society. 

All Mosaic’s articles can be reproduced or distributed for free. All that we ask is that you attribute the work to the author and Mosaic, linking back to our website. Our articles are published under a Creative Commons licence. This means that you can copy and distribute the work and use it commercially.

Mosaic is published by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. Mosaic is editorially independent, covering subjects that fit with the Trust’s mission and vision, but isn’t limited to research that the Trust funds. Mosaic’s contributors bring their own unique perspectives to their stories, which means that the views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Wellcome Trust.

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The team

Editor-in-Chief: Giles Newton
Editor: Chrissie Giles
Editorial Director: Mark Henderson
Commissioning Editor: Mun-Keat Looi
Associate Editors: Michael Regnier and Louisa Saunders
Copyeditors: Tom Freeman and Rob Reddick
Film and Audio Producers: Barry J Gibb and Chris Chapman
Art Director: Peta Bell (maternity leave); Charlie Hall
Marketing: Gillian Daniel

Coverage and awards

Mosaic stories have been republished on websites and in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including ABC News, The Atlantic, BBC Future, Business Insider, BuzzFeed, CNN, Digg, Discover, El País, Gizmodo, The Guardian, The Hindu, The Independent, io9, MailOnline, Newsweek, New Statesman, Pacific Standard, Quartz, RawStory, Scroll.in, The Week and The Wire. Thanks to our Creative Commons licence, Mosaic stories have been translated into Chinese, French, Hungarian, KoreanPortugueseSpanishThai and TurkishSee our Pinterest boards for coverage and republishes.

Mosaic won the Website of the Year Award at the 2016 Medical Journalists Association Awards. It was specially commended for Best Use of Photography at the 2015 Online Media Awards, with Giles Newton nominated for Online Editor of the Year. Giles was also nominated for Best Editor at the 2015 Medical Journalists’ Association Summer Awards. Mosaic was shortlisted for two awards at the 2015 British Media Awards, including Website of the Year, with Commissioning Editor Mun-Keat Looi receiving silver in the Rising Star category.

Patrick Strudwick’s Mosaic story ‘One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive’ won the Science Explained award at the 2015 Medical Journalists’ Association Winter Awards, with Catherine de Lange’s ‘Brazil’s billion-dollar gym experiment’ also shortlisted for Best Profile of a Health or Medical Figure. Alexander Masters’ ‘A plutocratic proposal’ received the Best Investigative Journalism award at the 2015 Association of British Science Writers Awards. Our video series Last Chance Saloon won the Documentary & Lifestyle category at TO Webfest 2014. Virginia Hughes’s ‘Arrested development’ and Ed Yong’s ‘DIY diagnosis’ were listed among the best reads of 2014 by Longreads.com, Longform and Digg.

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