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Beth Daley

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Beth Daley is a Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer at NECIR. See full bio >

Claims of wage cheating hit asbestos firms

by Beth Daley and Bruce Gellerman Federal prosecutors are investigating an asbestos-removal company active in the Boston area to see whether the firm withheld wages...

Renovation boom revives a deadly demon for Massachusetts workers

Thousands of workers are routinely exposed to danger asbestos without adequate safety protections. The gap between regulation and on-the-ground conditions at job sites can lead to incurable cancer.

FDA blinks on genetic testing, delays action

The FDA is delaying a major effort to bring thousands of genetic tests under its purview, despite concerns that unregulated tests are wrongly identifying conditions.

The rise of bio-rights: Patients demand control, get cash for DNA...

Public awareness of the value of genetic data and high drug costs are changing patients’ role in research. Before providing specimens, patients are increasingly looking for compensation or setting other conditions.

State horse fund, facing long odds, can’t find enough purses to...

It seemed like a sure bet for the Sport of Kings: A tax on casinos aimed solely at reviving Massachusetts horse racing. Five years after...

New mom says baby is “perfect” despite forecast from counselor

Genetic counselors working for testing labs have bioethicists worried they may repeat company marketing claims without verifying them.

Green groups oppose Massachusetts takeover of more water oversight

Why does Gov. Charlie Baker, who has proposed further cuts in environmental spending, want the state to take on even more water oversight from the federal government?

Years of budget cuts disarm Massachusetts in environmental fight

Massachusetts has made deep cuts to environmental agency budgets in recent years, leaving many state parks unstaffed and much of its surface water untested for bacteria.

A stunning discovery in genetics — 50,000 new species of tests

New genetic tests are hitting the market everyday. According to a new tally, the total number of tests on the U.S. market is 65,893 — more than quadruple the figure in a voluntary registry.