Karen Kaplan

Writer

Karen Kaplan is science and medicine editor at the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the science group in 2005, she covered technology in the Business section for 10 years. In a parallel universe without journalism, she’d have a career in economics, genetics, biostatistics or some other field that describes the world in math.

Recent Articles

  • Shopping for healthcare online? The odds are stacked against you

    Shopping for healthcare online? The odds are stacked against you

    The internet is great place to shop for plane tickets, laundry detergent, artisan jewelry and pretty much anything else you might ever want to buy. But a new report says there’s one big exception — healthcare. If you expect the World Wide Web to help you figure out how much you’ll need to pay to...

  • En los EE.UU. es hora de prepararse contra la gripe

    En los EE.UU. es hora de prepararse contra la gripe

    Es el momento más maravilloso del año: la época en que la gripe hace notar su presencia en los Estados Unidos. Hasta ahora, la cepa dominante de la gripe aquí es de una clase que generalmente produce fuertes síntomas. También es del tipo menos vulnerable a las vacunas. Aun así, los expertos en...

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