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Including Indigenous Voices in Genomics

A program at the University of Illinois trains indigenous scientists in genomics—in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting those communities. Christine Herman reports. ...

August 21, 2019 — Christine Herman

Her Nobel Research Outshines Her Star Turn

Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold talks to Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina about her work, which takes advantage of the evolution algorithm to make entirely new enzymes that can perform useful chemistry...

July 1, 2019

Chemists Investigate Casanova’s Clap

In his memoirs, the womanizing writer Giacomo Casanova described suffering several bouts of gonorrhea—but researchers found no trace of the microbe on his handwritten journals. Karen Hopkin reports...

May 2, 2019 — Karen Hopkin
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World