Rob Stein
Rob Stein
Reporter

Rob Stein is a national science reporter who focuses on health, medicine and biomedical research. Rob, who covered the SARS outbreak and the H1N1 pandemic. tracks the obesity epidemic, human embryonic stem cell research, breast cancer, genetics, drug safety, and other science and medical news. He specializes in the intersection of science, health, politics, social trends, ethics, and federal science policy. Rob started at the Post as the newspaper’s science editor, then switched back to reporting. Rob came to the Post from National Public Radio, where he edited science and health stories. Before NPR, Rob was a science reporter for United Press International in Boston, and then the wire service’s science editor in Washington. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Rob completed a journalism fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, a program in science and religion at the University of Cambridge and a summer science writer’s workshop at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He lives in Washington with his wife and their Bernese Mountain Dog.

Latest by Rob Stein

Robert G. Edwards, ‘test-tube’ baby pioneer, dies at 87

Robert G. Edwards, ‘test-tube’ baby pioneer, dies at 87

Robert Edwards, a “test-tube” baby pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, has died at 87.

Stem cell therapy appears to partially restore woman’s vision

Stem cell therapy appears to partially restore woman’s vision

The surprisingly quick improvement in a Los Angeles graphic artist whose vision was inexorably fading caught everyone involved in a volunteer experiment in Los Angeles off-guard.

New York City reports dramatic drop in childhood obesity.

The decreases are the largest declines in childhood obesity reported by any large city in the country, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Compensation urged for those harmed in experiments

The president’s bioethics commission calls for a system to compensate people harmed by participating in federally funded medical experiments.