A growing number of cancer practices are sequencing the DNA of tumors to uncover their genetic abnormalities. The aim: to pair a drug with the specific mutation fueling a patient’s disease.
WSJ reporter Ron Winslow and I spoke with UC San Francisco's Dr. Trever Bivona about the latest developments and challenges in genetically-targeted cancer treatment.
I find the idea of personalized medicine based on genetics fascinating. I hope to do more stories on this subject matter soon.
I just produced a fun video that looks at a Kitchme, a cooking application designed for Google Glass.
It wasn't easy shooting video of a steamy, delectable dish at seven-months pregnant. Had to quiet the tummy rumblings as Glass took us through the process.
During the shoot, I managed to try the Google Glass out. Not just on myself but on the baby bump, of course! Looks like we made history with the youngest documented Google-Glass user.
I've produced a few tech-themed videos in between my daily Page One video responsibilities. Fun to make and hopefully even more fun to watch!
Fear Google Glass? Spy Cams are Already Watching
Tired of the iPhone's Siri? Say Hello to Zoe
It's Hollywood Magic for Internet's Favorite Cats
I edited a quick piece for Valentine's Day. One colleague joked: "You can tell this was produced by a woman in love." *Shucks
Ultimate Valentine's Gift: Your Love Story on Film
A growing number of couples, eager to stand out from the Facebook pack, are turning to professional filmmakers to chronicle how they met. WSJ's Linda Freund reports.
The San Francisco 49ers, my home team, is in the Super Bowl this year. I've definitely got football fever, but not as badly as these couples!
My latest WSJ video looks at football-themed weddings. Some extreme sport's fans are turning in ring pillows for pig's skin. Now, a whole industry is being built around this developing craze.
Super Bowl Weddings: Lovers Unit Football Style
Check out football-themed weddings-complete with pom-pom shaking bridesmaids and referee officiants. WSJ's Linda Freund reports.
I took a quick day trip to San Luis Obispo, CA to produce this video. Camera in hand, Horkheimer's words echoed through my mind: "It is not that chewing gum undermines metaphysics, but that it is metaphysics."
It's Okay to be Naughty in Bubblegum Alley
Gum chewing may be going out of style, with overall sales down in the U.S., but there's one place where it's still poppin': California's Bubblegum Alley. For decades, visitors have smashed gum on the walls. Hygienic? No way! But, the tradition has stuck.
Californians prepare for earthquakes with regular drills even though a big quake is a rare thing. But, how many people prepare for an active shooter situation? I produced a video that offers some basic lessons.
Tips to Survive a Random Gunman's Attack
What do you do if a gunman is loose in a mall or on a college campus? Gayle Orr-Smith, SF State University's emergency preparedness coordinator, breaks down some scenarios.
A Parent's 9/11 - what many called the shooting in Newtown Connecticut that left 20 children dead.
The horrific event brought tears to faces of the most hardened journalists in my newsroom.
The evening of the shooting I produced a quick package in hopes of helping Americans handle these raw emotions. In the piece, Lauren Kenney, bereavement services manager at Hospice By The Bay, offers some insights.
Nearly a week later, her thoughts remains relevant. As a nation, we are still grieving as we wrestle over gun-control policy.
The Day After: Coping With the Nation's Tragedy
I was given the opportunity to report from the tsunami-torn Rikuzentakata, Japan last week - to capture in video the beauty, fragility and challenges evident in the town's long-term recovery.
Many peers have noted: The sense of human resilience (and suffering) in my stories out of Japan are much more muted than my stories out of India and Africa. This is surely a matter of cultural differences. It leads me to ask, however, if leaning less on overt emotionality has added more analytical depth to my latest batch.
Below are some of the videos I produced. Many are updates for a larger interactive package that tracks the city's growth.
Japan Sake Brewer: Rebirth in Recovery
In Japan, Can a Sweets Shop Make a Comeback?
In Japan, a New Hospital for Tsunami-Torn Town