Sarah Zhang

science writer at The Atlantic

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Scientists are looking at ways to dampen or eliminate “Fel d 1,” a protein in all cats that cause allergies for some people.

Hypoallergenic cats: Bioengineering pets for humans’ benefit brings up ethical questions

Scientists are looking at ways to dampen or eliminate “Fel d 1,” a protein in all cats that cause allergies for some people.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

China stopped exporting monkeys once the pandemic started, and now researchers are scrambling to find primates for the final phases of COVID-19 trials.

A shortage of monkeys is posing a problem for COVID-19 vaccine research

China stopped exporting monkeys once the pandemic started, and now researchers are scrambling to find primates for the final phases of COVID-19 trials.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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States nationwide are seeing COVID-19 surges, and New York reported more than 60,000 new cases this past weekend, the most since the start of the pandemic.

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The supply chain backlog increased toxic emissions at the ports in 2021. There’s a plan to clean things up, but residents worry it’s not moving fast enough.

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The Biden administration plans to send at-home COVID tests to Americans who ask for one. Clinical microbiologist Susan Butler-Wu shares how effective they are.

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Josh Barro talks with Ross Douthat and Elizabeth Bruenig about the impending wave of covid cases, Democrats’ turn to voting rights, and the new-new right wing.

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A doctor from San Bernardino County explains how he’s handling another COVID surge as the Omicron variant spreads, and how he talks to vaccine skeptics.

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Marine Mammal Care Center LA has survived struggles and the pandemic as it cares for injured sea life. Now the center has reopened to the public.

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Some Angelenos haven’t seen their families since 2019. They share why they’re excited to go home for the holidays.

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There’s been a lot of mask confusion during the COVID pandemic. What’s the difference between N95, KN95, and KF94? Is double-masking with a cloth and surgical mask effective?

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Omicron is partly driving LA’s record-breaking COVID surge. UCSF’s Dr.

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