Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

Theranos Lab License Yanked, Elizabeth Holmes Suspended for 2 Years

The blood-testing company Theranos last night announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had revoked the company’s license to operate its Newark, California lab and barred its founder and CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, from owning, operating or directing a lab for two years. CMS also cancelled the Read More … Source:: Future of You … Continue reading Theranos Lab License Yanked, Elizabeth Holmes Suspended for 2 Years →

New 'DNA Vaccines' for Zika Show Promise

This summer, it’s not just athletes who are looking to set world records. Scientists are also trying to break a record — for how quickly they can make a vaccine for a new virus. It’s for Zika. And one team is leading the pack. The biotech company Inovio just got the first Read More … … Continue reading New 'DNA Vaccines' for Zika Show Promise →