Laurie Goodman is the Editor-in-Chief of the international open-access open-data journal GigaScience (co-published by BGI and BioMed Central), which has a novel publication platform with article publication linked to a database that hosts all affiliated data.
Goodman received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Stanford University and holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. She published a novel, A Spell of Deceit, with Del Rey Books and did her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder, then worked as Assistant Editor at Nature Genetics. In 1997, she moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to become the founding Editor of Genome Research and Managing Editor of Learning & Memory.
In 2006, she started her own company, Goodman Writing & Editing, which provides manuscript editing services and manuscript writing seminars.