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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

  • How often do you go to the doctor? It depends on where you live, study says

    How often do you go to the doctor? It depends on where you live, study says

    The odds that you’ve seen a doctor in the last year vary quite a bit depending on where you live — but so far, the way your state has implemented the Affordable Care Act doesn’t seem to have much to do with it, government data show. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  • How your DNA influences your sex life

    How your DNA influences your sex life

    Your DNA doesn’t determine when you lose your virginity, but it may play a larger role in the matter than scientists had thought. A new study identifies 38 specific places in the human genome that appear to be associated with the age at which people first had sex. These spots affect a range of...

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