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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

  • In 40 million years, Mars may have a ring (and one fewer moon)

    In 40 million years, Mars may have a ring (and one fewer moon)

    Nothing lasts forever – especially Phobos, one of the two small moons orbiting Mars. The moonlet is spiraling closer and closer to the Red Planet on its way toward an inevitable collision with its host. But a new study suggests that pieces of Phobos will get a second life as a ring around the rocky...

  • Why the FDA doesn't want you to say 'GMO'

    Why the FDA doesn't want you to say 'GMO'

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants Americans to stop talking about "GMOs." It's not that the agency wants people to pretend that the nation's food supply is unadulterated by modern science. It's that regulators want the public to understand exactly what it means to say that a product is...

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