Sarah Zhang

staff writer at The Atlantic who covers science and health

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Researchers have discovered a new ecosystem growing inside the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is about twice the size of Texas.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Home to oysters, mussels

Researchers have discovered a new ecosystem growing inside the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is about twice the size of Texas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

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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.

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