Erin Brodwin

Biotech reporter @businessinsider. Drugs, genes, neuroscience, the future of food. DMs open. Signal: 510-858-4511. ebrodwin[at]businessinsider.com

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The 5 most addictive substances on the planet, ranked
December, 2 2018
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A 'party drug' with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,000
December, 1 2018
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People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.
December, 1 2018
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I tried a test that let me peek inside my microbiome, the 'forgotten organ' that scientists say is the future of medicine — and what I learned shocked me
November, 27 2018
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See how Juul turned teens into influencers and threw buzzy parties to fuel its rise as Silicon Valley's favorite e-cig company
November, 23 2018
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A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she's already testing it on
November, 18 2018
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A Silicon Valley VC in the hottest area of healthcare explains what it looks for in new startups aiming to disrupt the $35 billion addiction market
November, 18 2018
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The FDA is preparing to crack down on e-cigs like the Juul — here’s why vaping is so dangerous
November, 18 2018
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Silicon Valley's favorite e-cig company shut down its social media accounts — but Juul's advertising now has a life of its own
November, 17 2018
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Regulators will ban menthol cigarettes and chip away at flavored e-cigs to combat teen vaping — but experts say their plans fall short
November, 15 2018
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The government wants to crack down on candy-flavored e-cigs and menthol cigarettes in a huge move against tobacco products
November, 15 2018
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One of the most popular ways of telling if you're a healthy weight is bogus — here's what you should do instead
November, 14 2018
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A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that's used to treat addiction — but some have called it a 'dangerous opioid'
November, 13 2018
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You’ll no longer be able to buy flavored Juul e-cigarettes in retail stores because too many teens were vaping
November, 13 2018
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'Engineering overkill': A potent new opioid painkiller is trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist, doctors say
November, 13 2018
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'We're shooting for thousands of clinics': A Silicon Valley startup has been quietly laying plans to take on heavyweight One Medical. We got the first look
November, 11 2018
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Silicon Valley VCs are betting lab-grown meat could be just as big a deal as Uber was for taxis and have 'huge disruptive abilities' to a $200 billion industry
November, 10 2018
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The startup behind the first lab-grown pork links let us see how their sausage gets made — and said it slashed the cost from $2,500 to $216 in a month
November, 7 2018
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Google's life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live
November, 6 2018
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A Silicon Valley startup is growing 'mini brains' to create new drugs for schizophrenia and autism — and big pharma is investing millions
November, 3 2018
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Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses
November, 3 2018
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Regulators just gave DNA testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious
October, 31 2018
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We just got our first look at how many minors are using Silicon Valley's favorite e-cig, and it doesn't look good
October, 30 2018
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A pair of high-profile Stanford scientists wants to use marijuana to treat an entire class of diseases where big pharma has fallen short
October, 28 2018
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DNA editing on-the-cheap is the promise of Synthego, which just raised $110 million from Peter Thiel and other investors
October, 28 2018
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A 22-year-old Johns Hopkins dropout is pioneering a new way to treat drug addiction using your phone, and health VCs are lining up to invest
October, 27 2018
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$15 billion startup Juul used 'relaxation, freedom, and sex appeal' to market its creme-brulee-flavored e-cigs on Twitter and Instagram — but its success has
October, 26 2018
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The Silicon Valley startup behind bottled human 'superfuel' is launching an updated line of 'smart drugs'
October, 24 2018
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A judge has slashed the amount Monsanto has to pay in a lawsuit over a common weed-killer chemical's cancer risk
October, 24 2018
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DNA tests that cost as much as $750 claim to tell you which antidepressant is best for you, but scientists say they're not worth the money
October, 21 2018
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The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next
October, 20 2018
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Most rehabs don't offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.
October, 17 2018
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Most rehabs don't offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.
October, 17 2018
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The Silicon Valley startup behind bottled human 'superfuel' is launching an updated line of 'smart drugs'
October, 16 2018
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Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It's a key part of the company's bigger plan to embed computers in
October, 15 2018
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The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor's visit has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates
October, 10 2018
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A Peter Thiel-backed startup has raised $25 million to unleash a 'virgin market of for-profit psychedelic research'
October, 3 2018
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The FDA surprised Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul at its headquarters and seized 'thousands of pages of documents'
October, 2 2018
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A startup that turns mushrooms into IKEA packaging has introduced a new platform that could change the way lab-grown meat is made
October, 2 2018
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'Cat parents think it's cool': A Peter Thiel-backed startup pursuing mouse meat for dogs has begun selling its first products
October, 1 2018
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The DEA’s surprising shift on marijuana could keep a booming $1 billion industry in check, experts say
October, 1 2018
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A new lab-grown meat startup may have overcome a key barrier to making meat without slaughter
September, 28 2018
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A drug derived from marijuana has triggered the first federal shift on cannabis in half a century, and experts predict an avalanche effect
September, 27 2018
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The CEO behind the first prescription marijuana drug explains what cannabis-based drug they want to get approved next
September, 27 2018
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'There is no reality here': Researchers whose work inspired a startup to charge $8,000 to fill patients' veins with young blood say it's putting lives at risk
September, 25 2018
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'This test is garbage': Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus 'cellular ages' based on a flawed blood test
September, 25 2018
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'There is no reality here': Researchers whose work inspired a startup to charge $8,000 to fill patients' veins with young blood say it's putting lives at risk
September, 25 2018
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America's leading food and drug regulator might ban online sales of e-cigs — a move that could threaten brands like Juul
September, 25 2018
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A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood is opening its first clinic
September, 24 2018
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We tried the first lab-grown sausage made without killing animals. It was smoky, savory, and tasted like breakfast
September, 22 2018
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