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Mona Gable

Mona Gable
Mona Gable is a writer and journalist whose articles on politics, medicine, travel, and parenting have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Health, Los Angeles Magazine, Budget & Travel, and Salon, among other publications. She is a contributor to the 2008 anthology, The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change and her essays have been published in two bestselling anthologies, Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, and A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters.

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Life in the Data

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Fifty-Fifty: Whether to Test for Huntington’s Disease

“I had no idea which of my parents carried the gene,” writer Mona Gable recounts. But the death of her brother led her to find out if she carried the marker.

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How a CEO’s Fiery Battle Speeches Can Shape Ethical Behavior

CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.

Modern Technology Still Doesn’t Protect Americans From Deadly Landslides

No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.

The Link Between Carbs, Gut Microbes, and Colon Cancer

Reduced carb intake among mice protected them from colon cancer.

The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data

Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.

People Are Clueless About Placebos

Doctors know that sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all. But how do patients feel about getting duped into recovery?

The Big One

Today, the United States produces less than two percent of the clothing purchased by Americans. In 1990, it produced nearly 50 percent. July/August 2014

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