The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back
Documented incidents raise questions about the flammability of these concoctions
As we have been hearing, global water shortages are poised to exacerbate regional conflict and hobble economic growth. Yet the problem is growing worse, and is threatening to deal devastating blows to health, according to top water officials from the U.S.
All eyes were on Perry Cohen when he froze at the microphone. His voice failed him. He couldn’t read his notes. Eventually, the once-powerful Parkinson’s disease speaker had to be helped off the stage halfway through his speech.
“It must be the moon”—the newest excuse for why you’re tired today
Mounting evidence suggests lethal H7N9 bird flu poses “worrisome” threat
A proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods would send pork to China and leave more pig feces in the U.S., potentially increasing the risk of superbug infections and other diseases
“It was never enjoyable but it got easier”
Test that uses imaging agent to detect protein buildup may get government funding, but only in limited cases
Court documents review process that led the FDA to shut down more than 1,600 illegal pharmacy Web sites
An advanced form of ultrasound may help researchers assess the health of blood and diagnose disease without breaking the skin
A new decision from the nation’s medical research agency will send most of its chimps into retirement
Fucose may help Salmonella defeat the gut’s natural microbiota
The FDA issues guidelines to manufacturers to protect their products
A national air sampling system tasked with picking up terrorist biological attacks faces scrutiny
Thomas Drake talks about surveillance algorithms and the outlook for the latest alleged whistleblower Edward Snowden, drawing from his own NSA prosecution