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PCR at Home

PCR at Home

Shawn Carlson explains how you can carry out the polymerase chain reaction in your kitchen.

July 1, 2000 — Shawn Carlson
Cell Communication: The Inside Story

Cell Communication: The Inside Story

The tiny cells in our bodies harbor amazing internal communication networks. Understanding how those circuits are organized could help scientists develop new therapies for many serious disorders

June 1, 2000 — John D. Scott and Tony Pawson
SNPs of Disease

SNPs of Disease

The U.K. plans a national genomic database to study late-onset sickness

June 20, 2000 — Arlene Judith Klotzko

Stopping Prions from Going Mad

Researchers scramble to learn how to disarm the infectious agents behind mad cow disease, scrapie and their human counterpart, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

May 29, 2000 — Julia Karow
All Doped Up--and Going for the Gold

All Doped Up--and Going for the Gold

Miscues by the International Olympic Committee frustrate scientists developing tests for the performance-enhancing drugs erythropoietin and human growth hormone.

May 21, 2000 — Glenn Zorpette
The Biologist and the Cathedral

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

May 21, 2000 — Carol Ezzell

Mapping Chromosome 21

The smallest human chromosome has so few genes, scientists are rethinking estimates for the entire genome

May 15, 2000 — Kristin Leutwyler
Of Hyperaging and Methuselah Genes

Of Hyperaging and Methuselah Genes

Children with diseases of the elderly and studies of genes that extend life spans in animals are opening a window on how we age

May 1, 2000 — Evelyn Strauss
Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

Friends and foes of genetically modified crops warily sign a deal

April 21, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

Bodies of Art?

You told us how you felt about the display of corpses made plastic in science museums

April 3, 2000 — Bradlee W. Tebbs
Plastic Bodies On Display

Plastic Bodies On Display

Do plastinated corpses cross the line between science education and desecration?

April 3, 2000 — Julia Karow
Working Under Pressure

Working Under Pressure

Pushing DNA into cells makes a safe form of gene therapy work

March 1, 2000 — Tim Beardsley
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