Jon Cohen

Oct. 31, 2014

Ebola Vaccines Fast-Tracked As Outbreak Slows

Jon Cohen, a staff writer covering the outbreak for Science magazine, says that despite the vaccines’ success in monkeys, their efficacy in humans is far from guaranteed.

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Jul. 29, 2011

Teaching A Chimp To Speak In ‘Project Nim’

A new documentary looks at a controversial 1970s experiment to teach a chimpanzee sign language.

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Sep. 24, 2010

Almost Chimpanzee

Rather than focusing on how similar humans are to chimpanzees, can more be learned by examining how we're different?

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