I am a San Francisco-based science journalist. I have written about the ethics of noninvasive prenatal testing, the economics of oil sands, Walmart's contradictory position on solar power, fashionable wear for space travel to Mars and more. 

I am a regular contributor to GenomeWeb and Planet Experts. My work has also been published in Discover, Nature Medicine, IEEE Spectrum, Success, and Scientific American Mind. 

I have a master's from New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. 

Feel free to contact me at monicaheger [at] gmail [dot] com or follow me on Twitter: @monbons 

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Noninvasive Prenatal Testing's Impact on Abortion

Despite Cancer Risk, Many Women Not Receiving Genetic Test


                                                       Genome Sequencing Becomes Key Tool in Tracking Outbreaks [PDF]

                                                                      Genomic Testing in China Poised to Take Off [PDF]

                            With Insurers Reluctant to Pay for Genomic Testing, Some Patients Turn to Crowdfunding

                                                                      Ethics of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing [PDF]

                                                                       Genetic counseling in the Era of Cancer Gene Panels [PDF]

                                                                       Immunosequencing Comes of Age [PDF]





California's Renewable Energy Future

Only 15% of California's Solar Projects Are on the Right Land

                                                                      Renewable Energy is Good for Your Health 

                                                                      Mars is Hard

                                                                      What to Wear on Mars











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