Throwing antibiotics at viral infections is bad and sometimes dangerous medicine. Tests based on gene expression may help.
The first issue of Proto looked at the genetic roots of mental illness. What’s happened since then?
A Boston lab looks to the plucky and omnipresent red blood cell for a new generation of therapies.
The science behind placebos has come a long way since the sugar pill. Ted Kaptchuk is leading the revolution.
Proto’s first 10 years saw policy reforms, genomic gains and a deluge of new data. What next?
Linda Griffith has brought a fresh perspective to the study of endometriosis, a debilitating inflammatory disease in women.
Stephen Friend is looking for new cures in the genes of a million volunteers.
Can a refresher course in the laws of natural selection help doctors better understand human health and illness?
Trouble with the protein may underlie most kinds of dementia, potentially including Alzheimer’s. New drugs could help.
At her great-uncle’s bedside, the author considers the genetic disorder that binds her family.
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