Sarah Y. Kim, WYPR


Baltimore may still face a wave of evictions

Houses on Malden Avenue. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons/Frederic C. Chalafant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have ordered a moratorium on evictions through the end of this year to contain the spread of COVID-19. But housing advocates say that doesn’t mean Baltimore renters won’t face a mass eviction crisis.

“Unfortunately, a lot of people have already been harmed. And some people irrevocably harmed,” said Tisha Guthrie, a commissioner for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

New study shows exclusions of Blacks in genomic research


The science journal Neuron published a paper in July on the underrepresentation of African Americans in brain research, specifically in genomic studies that inform the emerging field of personalized medicine.

One of the paper’s authors is Dr. Daniel Weinberger, director of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, a nonprofit located on the Johns Hopkins medical campus.