The physician who has written the book linking genes to disease explains how the next wave of genetic research will affect our lives.
Some organizations seem to have purged "human error," operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it?
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A half-century after the creation of the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, scientists still struggle to strike a balance between human rights and medical progress.
Trips take longer, and you have to bum rides, but life is sweeter when you're not tied to a ton of rolling steel.
Some critics claim that all the great questions in science have already been answered or are simply unanswerable. But a leading defender argues that reports of science's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The ability to churn out ever greater volumes of information in a variety of formats has exceeded our ability to process it. Fortunately, firm action, both personal and political, can help clear the air.
Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes
Recognizing that tumor cells lurking in the body after cancer treatment will cause a relapse of cancer, scientists are working to employ nature's army-the immune system-to destroy remaining enemy outposts.
Are the world's amphibians-vulnerable to eco-logical changes in water and on land-acting like canaries in a coal mine, warning us of environmental dangers below the threshold of human perception?