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Inside The Anti-Science Forces Of The Internet (BuzzFeed, 2017)
Welcome to the corner of the internet that’s hell-bent on convincing you that GMOs are poisonous, vaccines cause autism, and climate change is a government-sponsored hoax. The message is traveling far and wide.
Out Of Hand: Here's What We Actually Know About What Gadgets Do To Our Bodies (BuzzFeed, 2016)
Being a perpetually plugged-in, emailing, texting, sexting, swiping, Snapchatting, selfie-taking human being may come at a physical price.
Game On: Can This Man Beat FanDuel And DraftKings At Their Own Game? (BuzzFeed, 2016)
Las Vegas legend Vic Salerno wants to reinvent daily fantasy sports by playing by the rules. But in a fast-changing, hard-charging, Wild West of an industry, will that be enough?
The Inside Story Of How A Food Startup Cracked (BuzzFeed, 2015)
For all of Good Eggs’ noble intentions, big money, and tech bells and whistles, reinventing the grocery store turned out to be much harder than anticipated. What does its stumble mean for the future of ordering food online?
Alt-Natural: Say Hello To The Apple That Never Browns (BuzzFeed, 2015)
On his tiny family farm, Neal Carter invented an apple he thinks can help improve global health, minimize food waste, and change the agricultural landscape forever. But will anyone actually eat it?
Outsourcing A Life (San Francisco Chronicle, 2013)
Sunday special report: A Bay Area couple hired an Indian surrogate and traveled across the world to meet her and their child. Would they finally start the family they dreamed of? Winner of Feature Storytelling award from the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California), finalist for Journalism award in the PEN Center USA Literary Awards, first-place winner for Best Special Section from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
DNA Biohackers Are Giving The FDA A Headache With Glow-In-The-Dark Booze (BuzzFeed, 2016)
A biohacker thought he could sell something cool without consequences. The FDA thought otherwise.
A Silicon Valley Party Tries To Put Guests To Sleep (BuzzFeed, 2016)
Can the tech industry code the cure to our insomnia?
23andMe Has Abandoned The Genetic Testing Tech Its Competition Is Banking On (BuzzFeed, 2016)
Genetics startup 23andMe has let go of a team of scientists and a top executive as it has stopped pursuing one of the biggest technological advancements in DNA testing, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Document Shows How Mark Zuckerberg’s New Science Charity Will Handle IP (BuzzFeed, 2016)
The contract for the $600 million Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, obtained by BuzzFeed News, shows that like most other nonprofit research organizations, it can commercialize any discovery it funds.
This Woman Says Her 2-Year-Old Died Because Of A False DNA Test (BuzzFeed, 2016)
Amy Williams believes her son didn’t have to die from a rare genetic condition. Now she’s suing one of the world’s largest laboratories.
People Are Going To Prison Thanks To DNA Software — But How It Works Is Secret (BuzzFeed, 2016)
A new breed of software claims it can find DNA matches for forensic cases with unprecedented accuracy. But if it’s sending people to prison, should its secret source code be revealed to the accused?
This Boy Was Thrown Out of School Because Of His DNA, Parents Say (BuzzFeed, 2016)
As DNA testing proliferates, Colman Chadam's case raises broader issues about how genetic information should be protected and shared — not just in schools but also in workplaces and insurance companies.
Women May Soon Lose The Ability To Get An Abortion Via Webcam (BuzzFeed, 2015)
An upcoming ruling in Iowa could have consequences for women in rural areas where health care is scarce. “When legislators talk about telemedicine, generally they say, ‘It’s a great new technology that can provide health care to people who otherwise would not be able to access treatments. When they talk about telemedicine in the context of abortion, they see it as unproven, untested, and potentially dangerous.”
Who Owns Your Steps? (BuzzFeed, 2015)
Millions of people are logging fitness workouts with wearables. Now a growing number of them are trying to free their data from their devices.
Anne Wojcicki’s Quest To Put People In Charge Of Their Own Health (San Francisco Chronicle, 2015)
Sunday A1: A profile of Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and co-founder of 23andMe, a Silicon Valley startup out to pool the world’s DNA, give individuals access to their genetics, and in the process transform the way drugs are made, diseases are cured and patients are treated. “It was grilled into me: If you don’t take care of yourself, no one will,” she told me. “One of the things I find insulting in health care is how many decisions are made for you and you’re never given this chance.”
Doctors’ Pay For Unapproved Prostate Cancer Device Raises Ethical Questions (with Greta Kaul, San Francisco Chronicle, 2014)
Sunday A1: SonaCare Medical believes its treatment for prostate cancer is unusually precise and powerful, but the therapy faces a major obstacle: It is not approved in the United States. That barrier has not stopped SonaCare from treating American patients. Last year the company paid a small nationwide network of doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars to perform the therapy, usually not covered by insurance. A newly released database from the federal government offers an unprecedented window into the operations of a company that urges American doctors to conduct an unapproved procedure abroad, and compensates them for it.
Cost Of Gilead's Hepatitis C Pill, Sovaldi, Spurs Revolt (San Francisco Chronicle, 2014)
Sunday A1: The nation may have finally met a drug it cannot afford.
Photo from "His Girl Friday" (1940).