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

  • With a caesarean section, the path to obesity may begin at birth

    With a caesarean section, the path to obesity may begin at birth

    Your very first moments of life can influence your risk of obesity for years, a new study shows. Babies delivered via caesarean section were 15% more likely to be obese as kids, teens and young adults than were babies who made the trip through the birth canal, according to the report Wednesday...

  • All donor blood in the U.S. should be screened for Zika, FDA says

    All donor blood in the U.S. should be screened for Zika, FDA says

    All blood donated in the U.S. should be screened for Zika to prevent the virus from spreading through transfusions, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The new guidance should be implemented “immediately” in states and territories where the virus is already being spread by mosquitoes,...

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