Age of the Clones
The Business of the Human Genome
Beyond the Human Genome
With all of the DNA that codes for a human in hand, the challenge then becomes what to make of it. Some of the first fruits will come from a new field called proteomics
The Biologist and the Cathedral
Who wants to give away a million dollars?
This 1999 Nobelist does--to rebuild one of Germany's Baroque landmarks
Care for a Dying Continent
In Zimbabwe--where AIDS is prematurely killing a generation of adults--counselors and researchers struggle against social customs, viral resourcefulness and despair.
Mapping the functions of various areas of the human brain is difficult--and controversial
Is it time to cull some elephant populations in southern Africa and sell the ivory?
The Nobel Prizes for 1999
Explanations of the science underlying the world's most prestigious awards for physics, chemistry and physiology plus a look at the prizes for peace, won by a physicians organization, and economics...
DEATH OF A VACCINE?
People with weakened HIV are getting sick, quelling enthusiasm for a live AIDS vaccine
IT CAME FROM THE DEEP
Scientists warn of outbreaks stemming from the ocean abyss
Broadening Viagra's reach may elucidate the physiology of female sexuality
Evidence of the fat-regulating hormone is turning up in immune system cells and blood vessel linings
New blood and ultrasound tests for Down syndrome might reduce the need for amniocentesis
Starving Tumors of Their Lifeblood
No, Judah Folkman probably won't cure cancer in two years. He says he simply hopes to render it a manageable, chronic disease
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Fetal cells that sneak into a mother's blood could be the cause of an autoimmune disease