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

  • How science would fare under a Clinton or Trump administration

    How science would fare under a Clinton or Trump administration

    In a presidential election season dominated by talk of birth certificates, tax returns and email servers, science has rarely made headlines. But that doesn’t mean it’s irrelevant. On the contrary, policy decisions made by the next president will influence the future of the planet and all its inhabitants...

  • Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year

    Teen birth rate in the U.S. hits record low for 7th consecutive year

    The birth rate for U.S. teenagers hit an all-time low in 2015, the seventh straight year a new record has been set.  Overall, there were 22.3 births for every 1,000 young women between 15 and 19, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents...

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