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A New Ally against Cancer: Vaccines

The FDA recently okayed the first therapeutic cancer vaccine, and other drugs that enlist the immune system against tumors are under study

October 12, 2011 — Eric von Hofe

Diet Counters Bad Gene

People with genetic variant 9p21, which predisposes them to heart disease, lowered their risk with a healthful diet. Katherine Harmon reports

October 11, 2011

Toxins All around Us

Exposure to the chemicals in everyday objects poses a hidden health threat

October 11, 2011 — Patricia Hunt

Spherical Eats

The chemistry of encased mussels and other edible orbs

October 8, 2011 — W. Wayt Gibbs and Nathan Myhrvold
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

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