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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Aug 2017

'Liquid biopsy' spots early-stage cancers in blood -U.S. study

CHICAGO, Aug 16 A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a new milestone in the rush for so-called "liquid biopsies."

11 Jul 2017

Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. | Video

11 Jul 2017

Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. | Video

07 Jul 2017

Georgia public health official to head U.S. CDC

The Trump administration on Friday named Georgia public health Commissioner Dr Brenda Fitzgerald to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

27 Jun 2017

Whole genome sequencing not ready for routine use - study

CHICAGO A study testing the value of DNA sequencing as part of routine medical care showed that roughly one in five people carried a mutation linked with rare disease, but few actually benefited from that information, researchers reported on Monday.

09 Jun 2017

Analysis - 'Tumor agnostic' cancer drugs seen boosting wider genetic tests

CHICAGO New cancer drugs that target genetic mutations regardless of where the tumor is growing should expand the practice of testing patients for such glitches, oncology experts say.

09 Jun 2017

Zika affects 5 percent of babies with confirmed infections - U.S. CDC

CHICAGO The first report on how the Zika virus affected U.S. territories showed that 5 percent of women with confirmed infections had babies with birth defects, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.

09 Jun 2017

Zika affects 5 pct of babies with confirmed infections -US CDC

CHICAGO, June 8 The first report on the how Zika virus affected U.S. territories showed that 5 percent of women with confirmed infections had babies with birth defects, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.

06 Jun 2017

Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over, CDC maintains travel warning

Puerto Rico on Monday declared that the 2016 Zika epidemic is over, saying transmission of the virus that can cause birth defects when pregnant women are exposed has fallen significantly.

06 Jun 2017

Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over; CDC maintains travel warning

June 5 Puerto Rico on Monday declared that the 2016 Zika epidemic is over, saying transmission of the virus that can cause birth defects when pregnant women are exposed has fallen significantly.

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