Laurie Garrett

Oct. 10, 2014

The Race to Contain, Rather Than Cure, Ebola

With production of experimental treatments slow-going, rapid diagnostic testing could be the best bet for containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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Aug. 08, 2014

Can an Experimental Therapy Be Used to Treat Ebola?

A look at the experimental therapy used to treat two Americans who were infected with Ebola.

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Nov. 08, 2013

Biosecurity for the Age of Redesigned Life

Bioethicists--and the FBI--are rethinking biosecurity for the synthetic biology revolution.

biosecurity, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, craig venter, fbi, bioterrorism

Aug. 26, 2011

A Look Back At 9/11 In ‘I Heard The Sirens Scream’

A Pulitzer Prize winning science writer gives her account of the days after 9/11.

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\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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