Laurie Garrett

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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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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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