Even the greatest ideas and inventions can flounder, whereas more modest steps forward sometimes change the world
A new test could customize therapies--and boost profits
To fix a damaged neuron, kill some other brain cells
Interloping viral genes may cause lethal strep infections
By rebuilding their eroding DNA, cancer cells stay young
From just a snippet of DNA, geneticists can sometimes forecast a patient's health. But ethical problems surrounding this testing are as ominous as the diseases themselves
A gene named for a video game guides development
The genome project has plenty of findings but not dollars
A treatment for heart attack may be dangerously underused
Staying power, not flower power, made bugs diverse
False estrogens may cause cancer and lower sperm counts
Is trying to "fix" a disability sometimes a mistake?
Regrowing damaged ear cells might eventually cure deafness
Protein hooks help vesicles grab cell membranes
Gene causing "bubble boy" illness is finally found
Will an AIDS therapy live up to its advance billing?