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Los Angeles Times

Deborah Netburn

Writer

Deborah Netburn is a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She began her journalism career at the New York Observer in 1999, and has covered residential real estate, rich kids in Manhattan, entertainment, home and garden, national news, and technology. She has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2006.

Recent Articles

  • First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

    First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

    For the first time in the 21st century, you can catch a glimpse of the full moon on Christmas Day. The last time the moon was full on Christmas was in 1977, and astronomers say the next time won't be until 2034. So if you love Christmas, and you love the moon, this is your moment! The moon will...

  • Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific "Breakthrough of the Year"

    Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific "Breakthrough of the Year"

    CRISPR is having a moment. This week the gene editing system was declared the “Breakthrough of the Year” by editors of the journal Science. A day earlier, Nature named the Chinese researcher Junjiu Huang one of the 10 people who mattered in 2015 for being the first to use the CRISPR system to edit...

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