Kara W. Swanson
Kara W. Swanson

Kara W. Swanson, author of Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America, is an associate professor of law at Northeastern University.

Future Tense
Nov. 18 2014 4:01 PMEgg-Freezing Shindigs Aren’t Like Tupperware PartiesThey have more in common with early sperm banks.
History of Innovation
May 7 2014 10:03 AMThe Surprisingly Engrossing History of Patent ExaminersIn the 19th century, they were celebrities!
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March 5 2015 11:29 AM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
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Medical Examiner
March 6 2015 8:08 AM The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.