Alexa Wasserman, Joshua Case

Alexa Brette Wasserman and Joshua David Case are to be married Dec. 2. Rabbi Joshua N. Hess is to officiate at Temple Emanu-El in Closter, N.J. The bride, 27, is a candidate for a master’s degree in school counseling at Kean University in Union, N.J. She graduated from Muhlenberg College. She is the daughter of…

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Briana Berg, Jonathan Rossi

Briana Charlotte Berg and Jonathan Anthony Rossi were married Dec. 1. The Rev. John D. Savard, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony at the Loyola Alumni Memorial Chapel in Baltimore. The bride and groom met at Loyola University Maryland, from which each graduated. Mrs. Rossi, 29, works in Manhattan as a marketing manager at…

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Polly Segal, Michael Lemkin

Polly Katherine Segal and Michael Bruce Lemkin were married Dec. 1 at the Carondelet House, an events space in Los Angeles. Valentina Fratti, a friend of the couple who was ordained by the American Marriage Ministries for this event, officiated, with Rabbi Herb Freed, the bride’s stepfather, offering a blessing. Ms. Segal, 52, is a…

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Abigail Barnes, Scott Kaczmarek

Abigail Perri Barnes and Scott Andrew Kaczmarek were married Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington. Judge Deborah K. Chasanow of the Federal District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for whom the bride served as a law clerk in 2016-17, officiated. Ms. Barnes, 29, is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office…

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Rachel Ruder, Andrew Schlossberg

Rachel Beth Ruder and Andrew Ryan Schlossberg were married Dec. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Rabbi Aaron Krupnick officiated with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro taking part. Mrs. Schlossberg, 28, is a physical therapist at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. She graduated from Barnard College, and received a doctor of physical therapy from Columbia. She is the…

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news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday that twins had been born in November with a gene that he had edited when they were embryos. But in some ways this news is not new at all. A few genetically modified people already…

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Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

One contestant, Elizabeth James of Tanzania, said she had been forced to change schools as a child when people, staring and pointing, started trailing her home. Another, Okwii Simon Peter, a 26-year-old Ugandan lawyer, said he was taking part to demonstrate that living with albinism does not make him different. Valencia Bosibori, 25, a customer…

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