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Jessica Wapner
Jessica Wapner is a freelance science writer and the author of The Philadelphia Chromosome (2013). She lives in New York.

Written by Jessica Wapner

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Illness and disease
Southern brew

A second hurricane is battering New Orleans, this time it is an HIV catastrophe whipped up by prejudice and poverty

Jessica Wapner

Essay/
Dance and theatre
For a song

At the O+ festival, musicians and artists barter their talents for medical care. A new social contract in action?

Jessica Wapner