Erin Brodwin

Biotech + science reporter @businessinsider. Drugs, genes, neuroscience, the future of food. DMs open. ebrodwin[at]businessinsider[dot]com.

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15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good
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15 fitness 'tips' that are doing more harm than good
August, 13 2018
Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad.
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Expiration dates are a sham. Here's the best way to tell if a food has gone bad.
August, 12 2018
The first app to get approved as birth control has gotten a green light in the US, despite controversy in Europe
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The first app to get approved as birth control has gotten a green light in the US, despite controversy in Europe
August, 10 2018
Exercise may be the best protection against aging that we have, according to new research
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Exercise may be the best protection against aging that we have, according to new research
August, 8 2018
The founder of a top Silicon Valley startup got interrupted during a board meeting when he showed a slide of 5 new women hires, and it offers a lesson to other
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The founder of a top Silicon Valley startup got interrupted during a board meeting when he showed a slide of 5 new women hires, and it offers a lesson to other
August, 8 2018
Heineken is betting on a brew made with marijuana instead of alcohol, and it could help give a boost to the struggling beer industry
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Heineken is betting on a brew made with marijuana instead of alcohol, and it could help give a boost to the struggling beer industry
August, 8 2018
The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved medication derived from marijuana has revealed how much it'll cost
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The drug maker behind the first FDA-approved medication derived from marijuana has revealed how much it'll cost
August, 8 2018
These are the real 'superfoods' you should be eating more of, according to science
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These are the real 'superfoods' you should be eating more of, according to science
August, 4 2018
Harvard doctors say this neglected move is a better way to get strong abs than sit-ups
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Harvard doctors say this neglected move is a better way to get strong abs than sit-ups
August, 3 2018
DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups
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DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups
August, 3 2018
There's even more evidence that your waistline is one of the best ways to tell if you're healthy — especially as you age
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There's even more evidence that your waistline is one of the best ways to tell if you're healthy — especially as you age
August, 2 2018
The world's largest pet food manufacturer is backing a controversial startup pursuing lab-grown mouse meat
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The world's largest pet food manufacturer is backing a controversial startup pursuing lab-grown mouse meat
August, 2 2018
A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here's what they do.
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A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here's what they do.
August, 1 2018
A collaboration between Google’s secretive life-extension spinoff and popular genetics company Ancestry has quietly ended
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A collaboration between Google’s secretive life-extension spinoff and popular genetics company Ancestry has quietly ended
August, 1 2018
The wildly popular e-cig startup Juul is valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash of lawsuits and investigations
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The wildly popular e-cig startup Juul is valued at $15 billion, but it faces a growing backlash of lawsuits and investigations
July, 28 2018
The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene
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The fight over cultured meat is heating up, and Big Meat is demanding that Trump intervene
July, 26 2018
DNA testing company 23andMe has signed a $300 million deal with a drug giant — here's how to delete your data if that freaks you out
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DNA testing company 23andMe has signed a $300 million deal with a drug giant — here's how to delete your data if that freaks you out
July, 25 2018
The head of a top anti-tobacco group says an e-cig that's gone viral among teens is ‘the genie you can’t put back in the bottle’
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The head of a top anti-tobacco group says an e-cig that's gone viral among teens is ‘the genie you can’t put back in the bottle’
July, 25 2018
The best way to avoid gaining weight as you age has little to do with your metabolism, according to science
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The best way to avoid gaining weight as you age has little to do with your metabolism, according to science
July, 24 2018
A startup backed by Peter Thiel has churned out 20,000 doses of magic mushrooms, and is making more
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A startup backed by Peter Thiel has churned out 20,000 doses of magic mushrooms, and is making more
July, 23 2018
You don't need to spend hours at the gym to boost your body and brain — here's how long your workout should take
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You don't need to spend hours at the gym to boost your body and brain — here's how long your workout should take
July, 23 2018
The startup behind Silicon Valley’s favorite ‘bleeding’ veggie burger has scored a major victory in its battle for legitimacy
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The startup behind Silicon Valley’s favorite ‘bleeding’ veggie burger has scored a major victory in its battle for legitimacy
July, 23 2018
New evidence suggests that most vitamins are useless, but here are the only ones you should take
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New evidence suggests that most vitamins are useless, but here are the only ones you should take
July, 21 2018
The health war against cheese may be completely misguided
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The health war against cheese may be completely misguided
July, 21 2018
There's growing evidence that eating fat won't make you fat, but sugar will
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There's growing evidence that eating fat won't make you fat, but sugar will
July, 20 2018
The startup behind the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ is part of a transition to animal-free meat — here are the other frontrunners
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The startup behind the Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that ‘bleeds’ is part of a transition to animal-free meat — here are the other frontrunners
July, 19 2018
A 23-year-old dropped out of college to make meatless burgers using fungus — and got $100,000 from Peter Thiel
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A 23-year-old dropped out of college to make meatless burgers using fungus — and got $100,000 from Peter Thiel
July, 17 2018
A $15 billion e-cig startup that’s taking over the US is moving into London
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A $15 billion e-cig startup that’s taking over the US is moving into London
July, 16 2018
A facility giving marijuana to people with addiction has had a major shakeup after it felt 'like walking into a cloud of smoke'
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A facility giving marijuana to people with addiction has had a major shakeup after it felt 'like walking into a cloud of smoke'
July, 16 2018
There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are some of the most popular products
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There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are some of the most popular products
July, 14 2018
A fertility startup made a free quiz that tells you your chances of getting pregnant this year — and you can try it right now
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A fertility startup made a free quiz that tells you your chances of getting pregnant this year — and you can try it right now
July, 12 2018
A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market
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A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market
July, 12 2018
Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1
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Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1
July, 11 2018
A vape pen startup that’s taking over America is speeding toward its goal of raising $1.2 billion, despite safety concerns
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A vape pen startup that’s taking over America is speeding toward its goal of raising $1.2 billion, despite safety concerns
July, 10 2018
The Thai soccer coach taught his team to meditate in the flooded cave — and it may have played a powerful role in keeping them alive
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The Thai soccer coach taught his team to meditate in the flooded cave — and it may have played a powerful role in keeping them alive
July, 10 2018
The best ways to eat healthy and feel better have nothing to do with calories
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The best ways to eat healthy and feel better have nothing to do with calories
July, 9 2018
Startups are pioneering a dramatic shift in how we spot and treat depression — and you can try some of their new tools right now
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Startups are pioneering a dramatic shift in how we spot and treat depression — and you can try some of their new tools right now
July, 9 2018
MORGAN STANLEY: A startup valued at $15 billion is singlehandedly reviving the e-cig market, and Big Tobacco should be worried
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MORGAN STANLEY: A startup valued at $15 billion is singlehandedly reviving the e-cig market, and Big Tobacco should be worried
July, 8 2018
How to look and feel healthier in one week, according to a nutritionist
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How to look and feel healthier in one week, according to a nutritionist
July, 5 2018
A vape pen startup that’s taking over America is raising $1.2 billion — but questions remain about its safety
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A vape pen startup that’s taking over America is raising $1.2 billion — but questions remain about its safety
July, 2 2018
A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it's too compelling to ignore
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A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it's too compelling to ignore
July, 2 2018
The CEO behind the first prescription marijuana drug explains what the move means for the future of cannabis-based medicine
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The CEO behind the first prescription marijuana drug explains what the move means for the future of cannabis-based medicine
July, 1 2018
Companies are working to track signs of depression using data from your phone or smartwatch — and Olympian Michael Phelps is on board
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Companies are working to track signs of depression using data from your phone or smartwatch — and Olympian Michael Phelps is on board
July, 1 2018
The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried
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The first marijuana-based prescription drug in the US has been approved, and some cannabis startups should be worried
June, 27 2018
A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here's what experts think
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A pharma CEO says a new depression drug could have lasting effects after one short course, like antibiotics — here's what experts think
June, 25 2018
A fiery brand war between a Silicon Valley mayo startup and Jaden Smith's bottled water company is heating up — and one is alleging 'deceptions and
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A fiery brand war between a Silicon Valley mayo startup and Jaden Smith's bottled water company is heating up — and one is alleging 'deceptions and
June, 25 2018
There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of
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There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of
June, 25 2018
A drug derived from marijuana has become the first to win federal approval, and experts predict an avalanche effect
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A drug derived from marijuana has become the first to win federal approval, and experts predict an avalanche effect
June, 25 2018
Monsanto had a deal-making VC arm that put it on the front lines of food tech — but the $66 billion Bayer acquisition may have killed it
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Monsanto had a deal-making VC arm that put it on the front lines of food tech — but the $66 billion Bayer acquisition may have killed it
June, 24 2018
23andMe plans to send DNA kits to try to reunite families separated at the border — but privacy issues loom
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23andMe plans to send DNA kits to try to reunite families separated at the border — but privacy issues loom
June, 22 2018
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