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Karen Kaplan

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

  • Neuroscientist to return to Stanford as its 11th president

    Neuroscientist to return to Stanford as its 11th president

    Neuroscientist and entrepreneur Marc Tessier-Lavigne was named the 11th president of Stanford University on Thursday, returning to a school that is vastly more wealthy, more research-oriented and more globally renowned for its academic programs than when he served on the faculty more than a decade...

  • Teen vaping leads to teen smoking, new study suggests

    Teen vaping leads to teen smoking, new study suggests

    New survey results from high school students suggest that health officials have good reason to fear electronic cigarettes: Teens who said they had used the vaping devices were far more likely than their peers to try regular cigarettes over the next year. Among nonsmoking students who had vaped...

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