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Lena Groeger is a journalist/developer/designer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and other data-driven projects. She also teaches design and data visualization at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and news apps in the public interest.

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From Gung-Ho to Uh-Oh: Charting the Government’s Moves on Fracking

The government's involvement with fracking actually goes back decades, and includes a nuclear blast. But calls for regulation are increasing.

Timeline: A History of Red Cross Blood Penalties

The FDA was empowered to impose fines on the Red Cross under a federal court order in 2003. Since then, it has levied over $46 million in penalties for unsafe blood handling and distributing.

$10 Million Fine on Red Cross Highlights Its Troubled History of Blood Services

The nation’s largest supplier of blood has been hit with yet another big fine for longstanding problems with its blood services.

Inside Romney’s Tax Returns: A Reading Guide

Mitt Romney released 550 pages of tax returns Tuesday. News organizations are making their way through them. Here’s our guide to where to look to make sense of the numbers.

Little Progress in Congress on Push for Forensic Standards

Efforts to reform forensic science have struggled with the issue of how independent a new national agency would be.

Giffords May Get Better Brain-Injury Care Than Most of Her Constituents

Because of a lack of research and spotty insurance coverage, thousands of Americans with brain injuries don’t receive the comprehensive treatment they need.

New Bill Would Put Taxpayer-Funded Science Behind Pay Walls

Want to read the results of the biomedical research you helped pay for? You can find it for free. Now, two House members have introduced a bill — with the backing of big medical publishers — that would force taxpayers to pay for access.

Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely

Pundits argue that when homeowners owe more on their house than it's worth, they find it hard to move to find jobs. One economist challenges the very foundation of their claim.

New Technologies in the Works to Detect Brain Injuries

Handheld devices and blood tests that could give medical personnel quick, reliable ways to test for concussions in the field are advancing, but remain a few years away.

Speeding Up Security: The TSA Wants to Screen Before They Scan

PreCheck, a TSA initiative, offers travelers expedited security screening if they allow the agency to track their flying habits and to collect other personal information.

Our Guide to the Best Coverage on Rick Santorum and His Record

The best reading on former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to help you cut through the horse-race coverage and get oriented.

Scanning the Scanners: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Congress Moves Toward Tougher Stand on Pipeline Safety, But is it Enough?

A new bill takes a step towards addressing serious flaws in the nation’s oil and gas pipeline safety standards, in response to over a year of deadly accidents.
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