Heather Murphy General assignment reporter
  • New York
  • The New York Times

Heather Murphy is a general assignment reporter at The New York Times who often writes about advances in DNA technology. Previously, she was an editor on the science and international desks, a photo editor at Slate and a multimedia producer at NPR.

70 Articles
9 days ago
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The Key to Vacationing with a Toddler? A Wave-Free Beach.

A good solution for calmer waters when traveling with a small child is looking for just that. Here’s a guide to desti...

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2 months ago
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Whatever Happened to Those Self-Service Passport Kiosks at Airports?

More than 80 percent of all travelers entering the U.S. are now verified by facial recognition. The loss of older, se...

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3 months ago
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Filthy Plane Videos Ignite Debate About Airline Cleanliness

Recent social media posts suggest that the days of clean flights may be going the way of masks. And they’ve ignited a...

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3 months ago
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Pete Buttigieg Is Trying to Fix Air Travel With a ‘Dashboard.’ What’s on It?

The D.O.T. says its new interactive chart is compelling many U.S. airlines to publicly commit to pay for things like ...

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3 months ago
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Serenity in Midtown, Starting at $3,200 a Night? Aman Is Betting on It.

Vladislav Doronin, the chief executive of Aman Resorts, aims to bring the brand’s understated exclusivity and serenit...

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10 months ago
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Unraveling Booster and Vaccine-Timing Rules for International Travelers

The requirements for entering foreign countries during the pandemic can be confusing and ever-changing, especially wh...

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10 months ago
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Unraveling Booster and Vaccine-Timing Rules for International Travelers

The requirements for entering foreign countries during the pandemic can be confusing and ever-changing, especially wh...

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10 months ago
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Why Is Everyone Going to the Dominican Republic?

The country is a rare pandemic success story, with recent visitor numbers far surpassing those of most other Caribbea...

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12 months ago
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How to Travel Responsibly During the Holidays Amid Omicron Wave

Even as the variant surges, the seasonal travel rush seems unstoppable, but there are steps you can take to travel mo...

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12 months ago
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What Happens If You Test Positive for Covid While Traveling?

In the midst of the holiday season, the Omicron variant has many considering the prospects of getting stuck while tra...

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about 1 year ago
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Omicron Is Here. Should You Cancel Your Trip?

Most people have become used to making health-risk assessments during the pandemic, but that doesn’t make the decisio...

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about 1 year ago
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The Thanksgiving Travel Equation Is Tough To Solve

The number of travelers this holiday weekend is expected to be close to prepandemic levels. But those numbers hide th...

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