The modern world exists because of science, so Kavli hopes his funding of astrophysics, brain research and nanoscience will pave the way to the future
Tuberculosis seems to be evolving in unexpected ways that outsmart humans
Undifferentiated Ethics: Why Stem Cells from Adult Skin Are as Morally Fraught as Embryonic Stem Cells
Hailed as a potential alternative to embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) raise their own ethical dilemmas
A geneticist ordained as a Dominican priest, Francisco J. Ayala sees no conflict between Darwinism and faith. Convincing most of the American public of that remains the challenge
Like many stem cell pioneers, Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the sheep, has jumped to an alternative approach. Is this the beginning of the end for embryonic cloning?
The creator of Dolly the sheep has ended his focus on somatic cell nuclear transfer, or cloning, in favor of another approach to create stem cells
Doubts about whether commercial DNA scans improve health
Thinking about patients as ongoing products of evolution
Eric Vilain discusses the biology and politics of mixed-sex individuals, arguing that terms such as "hermaphrodite" and "intersex" are vague and hurtful.
Babies born with mixed sex organs often get immediate surgery. New genetic studies, Eric Vilain says, should force a rethinking about sex assignment and gender identity.
Mobile phones target the world's nonreading poor
Families become suspects as rules on dna matches relax
International commission forges ahead to identify genocide victims
Mahzarin Banaji can show how we connect "good" and "bad" with biased attitudes we hold, even if we say we don't. Especially when we say we don't
Reconnecting African-Americans to an ancestral past
Last fall Robert Klein got Californians to vote for embryonic stem cell work. That was a piece of cake compared with getting the resulting research agency off the ground
Fear of reinforcing negative stereotypes, Claude Steele finds, hampers the ability to succeed. The idea is now central in affirmative action and job discrimination fights
Gene searches move from alcoholism to intoxication
Science feels the heat from the politics of morality
Irving Weissman directs a new institute dedicated to the cloning of human embryonic stem cells. Just don't call it cloning