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Stories by Katherine Harmon328 articles archived since 1845

Salt Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

Nanowires used to disarm single genes in cells without harming or altering them were used to reveal that sodium chloride might cause harmful T cell growth

March 6, 2013 — Katherine Harmon and Nature magazine

World Changing Ideas 2012

10 innovations that are radical enough to alter our lives

November 14, 2012 — The Editors, Ferris Jabr, Katherine Harmon, Emily Laber-Warren, David Biello, Daisy Yuhas, Adam Piore, Christopher Mims, Marissa Fessenden and John Carey

What Caused the Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak?

With the Yosemite tourists having died from this normally high-altitude illness, we spoke with an infectious disease expert to see if hantavirus could spread to other areas of the country

September 7, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

"Junk" DNA Holds Clues to Common Diseases

With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health

September 5, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

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