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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

05 Dec 2017

Trial results of Zika vaccine Sanofi dropped show promise

CHICAGO A Zika vaccine Sanofi SA dropped in September under political pressure over pricing produced strong responses in more than 90 percent of those taking part in an early-stage clinical trial, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

01 Dec 2017

Foundation's cancer gene test gets U.S. FDA and Medicare nod

CHICAGO A test from Foundation Medicine Inc that can detect cancer-causing mutations in 324 genes has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agencies said.

30 Nov 2017

Nanotech, gene editing used to edit cholesterol gene-US study

(This story corrects first paragraph in Nov. 13 story to show the study also included Russian researchers.)

30 Nov 2017

U.S. scientists take step toward creating artificial life

CHICAGO In a major step toward creating artificial life, U.S. researchers have developed a living organism that incorporates both natural and artificial DNA and is capable of creating entirely new, synthetic proteins.

29 Nov 2017

U.S. HIV diagnoses improving, but progress varies - CDC

CHICAGO Delays in the time between becoming infected with HIV and getting a diagnosis are shortening, helped by efforts to increase testing for the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. health officials said.

29 Nov 2017

U.S. HIV diagnoses improving, but progress varies - CDC

CHICAGO Delays in the time between becoming infected with HIV and getting a diagnosis are shortening, helped by efforts to increase testing for the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. health officials said.

21 Nov 2017

Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. | Video

01 Nov 2017

U.S. experts set research agenda to meet 'Cancer Moonshot' goals

CHICAGO It will take a major shift in the way cancer research is done in the United States to meet the ambitious goals set out by the U.S. Cancer Moonshot, researchers said on Tuesday.

31 Oct 2017

Exclusive: U.S. needs to improve oversight of labs handling dangerous pathogens - report

CHICAGO A year-long audit of the program overseeing U.S. labs that handle lethal pathogens such as Ebola and anthrax found overworked safety inspectors, an absence of independent review and weak biosafety protections that could expose lab workers and the public to harm, a government report will say on Tuesday.

25 Oct 2017

U.S. scientists unveil powerful new tools to fix genetic faults

CHICAGO U.S. scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.

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