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David Wagner

Science & Technology Reporter

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David Wagner covers the science and technology beat for KPBS. Before arriving in San Diego, he wrote a research column for The Atlantic magazine's sister site The Atlantic Wire. Other positions found him producing web content for NPR's Arts & Life channel and writing features for the San Francisco Chronicle. He holds English and Political Science B.A.s from UC Berkeley.

Recent Stories

Border Agency Brings Face Scanning To Otay Mesa

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Customs and Border Protection will be testing biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing.

San Diego Scientists Show How Late-Night Snacking Affects Heart Health

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Late-night snacking could be taking a toll on your heart. And according to a new study, that holds true even when keeping overall daily calories down.

San Diego Scientists Link Genes With PTSD, Before And After War

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Gene activity related to the immune system may predispose certain soldiers to developing post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.

California Woman Takes Routine Prenatal Test, Finds Out She Has Cancer

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Eunice Lee got more than she signed up for when she took a noninvasive prenatal test made by San Diego-based Sequenom.

San Diego Scientist: Every Medical Pot Study Showed A Benefit To The Patient

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"It's completely incongruous that it's sitting in schedule one with other useless, dangerous drugs," says one of the few U.S. scientists who has had the chance to research marijuana in-depth.

ZMapp Trial Launches In Liberia, U.S.

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An Ebola drug developed in San Diego has already been used in last-ditch efforts to save lives. Now it will be rigorously studied.

San Diego Scientist's Stem Cell Patent Challenge Stalls At Supreme Court

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After nine years, a legal battle on the merits of patenting stem cells has come to an end.

New Prenatal Blood Tests Screen For 'Alien' DNA

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Pregnant women have been among the first to benefit from blood tests that analyze "alien" DNA. They've also been the first to deal with the tests' shortcomings.

San Diego Researchers Discover Colorful New Seadragon Species

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The ruby seadragon is only the third known species of seadragon.

Is U.S. Ready For 'Three-Parent' Babies?

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Scientists have been developing a twist on in vitro fertilization that could help prevent terrible hereditary diseases. But what could go wrong with a third "parent" in the mix?

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