On the Cuban Health Paradox and reporting from afar

I’ve got an article in Yahoo’s special Cuba package this week on the country’s deeply paradoxical healthcare system, and I wanted to add some context and post some reference material, in case anyone’s interested. I went into this piece with what seemed like a very straightforward idea — to look at Cuba’s exclusion from the World Bank and … Continue reading On the Cuban Health Paradox and reporting from afar

On Genetics and Genius: three extra snippets from my George Church reporting

(These lovely portraits were taken by Marius Bugge and appear in the May issue of Popular Science) My profile of famed geneticist George Church is out in the May issue of Popular Science. As I say in the piece, Church is super-personable, and was great fun to talk with. He treats journalists the way we wish all … Continue reading On Genetics and Genius: three extra snippets from my George Church reporting