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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Native: Indigenous Communities And Environmental Stewardship

August 16, 2017 | Chris Remington

Indigenous communities in California are on the front lines in the major conservation movements across the state. We continue our California Native series with a conversation about environmental stewardship.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

The Ethical Issues Of Genetic Editing And "Designer Babies"

August 15, 2017 | Chris Remington

UC Davis researcher Dr. Paul Knoepfler discusses “The Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies" and genetic editing with CRISPR.

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California's Latest Mosquito Threat Hits Seven Counties

August 14, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

California vector control districts are on the lookout for the St. Louis Encephalitis Virus after it appeared in Placer, Yuba and Stanislaus counties last week.

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Battle Over Pesticide Pits Demand For Proof Against Precautions For Health

August 14, 2017 | Ali Budner

A recently-introduced bill would ban one of the nation’s most widely-used pesticides, chlorpyrifos. The Obama Administration moved to ban it in 2015, over health concerns, but this year the Trump Administration reversed that decision.

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How Scientists Are Getting To The Bottom Of California Gun Deaths

August 11, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis aims to explore the risk factors behind gun deaths, and ultimately prevent them.

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Back-To-School Vaccines A Must For California Kids

August 7, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

A new state law that kicked in last summer requires shots for public school children. Some families are still adjusting to the law.

Seth Perlman / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

UC Davis Firearm Violence Research Center Director Garen Wintemute Explains Focus On New Research Into Prevention

August 7, 2017 | Chris Remington

The new UC Davis Firearm Violence Research Center opened this July, a first of its kind institution focused on gun violence research and prevention. Center Director Garen Wintemute explains the focus of their research in the coming months.

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Why are Alzheimer’s Rates So High Among Latinos?

August 4, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

As California’s Latino population ages, a worrisome trend of high dementia rates is becoming clear.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Emily Bazar Explains Big Changes Coming To Covered California

August 3, 2017 | Chris Remington

Participants in the state’s healthcare exchange will see premium increases next year and a potential surcharge because of lost federal subsidies. Emily Bazar has been following Covered California closely, she joins Insight to explain.

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