David Kroll

pharmacologist, and freelance science and medicine writer

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Pharmacologist; freelance science and medicine writer, and contributor to Forbes; Director of Science Communications at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and board member of the Henrietta Lacks Foundation

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Last week, a second black box was found at the site where a Germanwings AirBus A320 crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, including the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

Mental Illness and the Myths about Violence

Last week, a second black box was found at the site where a Germanwings AirBus A320 crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, including the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

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Mapping the human genome began "the biological gold rush of the 21st Century," with companies now owning patents on 4000 human genes.

Genetic Breakthroughs: Patents and Profits

Mapping the human genome began "the biological gold rush of the 21st Century," with companies now owning patents on 4000 human genes.

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