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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

San Diego Companies Partner On Prenatal Testing

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Through a new partnership, the San Diego company behind a leading prenatal test for Down syndrome hopes to offer expectant mothers more information about their pregnancies.

Google Glass Had A Rocky Rollout In San Diego

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Google announced Thursday it will stop selling Google Glass in its current form. The wearable device had a rocky rollout, resulting in some bizarre San Diego stories.

Store Security Gets New Meaning As Health Clinics Come To Retail

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More and more health care is happening outside traditional medical offices. Often, that means patients are getting basic care inside big retail stores. But when providers go out to meet patients where they shop, can security get lost along the way?

How A San Diego Scientist Helped Shape The Pope's Climate Change Plans

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The church is prioritizing climate change just months after the Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist organized a Vatican meeting on the issue.

Study Shows Mice Passing Down Drug Benefits To Offspring

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Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla were able to improve symptoms of a fatal brain disease in mice, even in those not directly given any drugs.

How A Compound Found In Red Wine Could Promote Health

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San Diego scientists have discovered how exactly the compound resveratrol promotes cellular health, and their findings could be good news for red wine drinkers.

San Diego Scientist Finds Relics Of Past Water In Martian Meteorite

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A close look at a meteorite from Mars suggests water may not have flowed abundantly on the planet 4 billion years ago.

San Diego Scientists Made One of the Year's Biggest Breakthroughs

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By expanding the genetic alphabet, San Diego researchers made one of the year's biggest breakthroughs, according to a leading journal.

San Diego Artist Could Be Seeing An Extra Dimension Of Color

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Scientists are studying Concetta Antico, who might be able to perceive colors invisible to most of us. Through DNA testing, they've determined she has the genes for something called tetrachromacy.

How San Diego Is Pitching In For NASA's Orion Test Flight

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San Diego engineers built crucial parts of NASA's spacecraft, and Navy ships stationed here will haul it ashore after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

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