Medicine’s debt to Framingham, Mass., is almost incalculable. And after 60 years, the famous study may be just getting started.
Far from replacing animal testing, computer simulation is leading to smarter experiments—and the need for more animals.
New research sheds light on the mystery of prions: misfolded proteins that promote a lethal chain of events.
It appears that natural selection isn’t the only way traits are passed along. Environmental influences, too, may get embedded in our DNA.
Kuru, scrapie, a fatal form of insomnia—all caused by renegade proteins. Cure one and other, more familiar diseases may follow.
Scientists are untangling puberty’s central mystery: What combination of genes and environmental cues flip the switch?
Understanding the patient’s genetic makeup is leading to better, more precisely targeted treatments.
Point: Race is a social construct, not a genetic indicator; Counterpoint: Race correlates highly with genetic variation.
Frustrated by the glacial pace of autism research, activist parents have taken matters into their own hands.
With the human genome laid bare, scientists are narrowing their search for the roots of mental illness.
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