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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 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?

Study: Western United States Headed For Megadrought

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Think California's current drought is bad? Just wait for "megadrought."

Where San Diego Startups Are Strongest, According To Science

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Scientists have ranked the best regions in California for entrepreneurship, and their results suggest San Diego startups remain strongest in the suburbs.

San Diego Man Found Guilty In Revenge Porn Trial

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Jurors delivered guilty verdicts Monday in the trial of a San Diego man who ran a revenge porn website. But they were unable to reach verdicts on two counts.

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?

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