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Susan Cohen and Christine Cosgrove

Susan Cohen is a freelance writer in Berkeley, California. She's been a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, a contributing writer to the Washington Post Magazine, and a full-time faculty member of the University of California Graduate School of Journalism. Among her many journalism honors, she's won the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers and a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. Also an award-winning poet, she has two grown children and lives with her husband, Robert R. Youngs, an earthquake engineer.
Christine Cosgrove is a medical writer who has contributed numerous stories to WebMD, ReutersHealth, and a variety of other newspapers and magazines. She has worked as a reporter and editor for more than 25 years, beginning with United Press International in New York City, and later as a senior editor at Parenting magazine. She has a grown daughter and lives with her husband in Berkeley, where she also writes and edits for the University of California. As a tall teenager she was treated with DES (diethylstilbestrol) in an effort to stunt her growth.  
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