Targeting misfolded proteins could usher in a brand new class of drugs.
Population genomics is expanding our knowledge of human diversity. What role should race have in drug development?
Genes put African Americans at higher risk of disease; fat secretes hormone that may control diabetes; toward a plausible RNAi therapy.
Translating promising science into new therapies.
Some would ban cat cloning -- but pet lovers are willing to pay for it.
Biotechnology will do away with species. Good: cultural evolution is better than natural selection.
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Viruses may be a mighty new weapon.
For the first time, a paralyzed patient has operated a prosthetic arm using just his mind.
Can it cash in on cloned cats?