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Doctors use surprisingly low tech ways to keep track of patient information-sometimes with fatal results. Despite high costs and cultural barriers, electronic record keeping is starting to bring medicine into the digital age.
Chemist Vicki Colvin on the safety of nanotechnology.
Efforts to create custom-made organisms-one DNA letter at a time-could yield new sources of energy or novel drugs.
How can you protect yourself from biological and chemical weapons? Forget duct tape. The answer is blowing in the wind.
How the technology behind biometric security works.
A Nobel Prize-winning discovery may redefine the way we treat diseases.
Online forums should offer much more than idle chatter.