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Ribosomes Revealed

Scientists have made the clearest image yet of ribosomes, the assembly lines inside cells that crank out all proteins

September 27, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler

SILICONE SAFE

A major report finds that silicone breast implants don't lead to cancer

September 20, 1999 — Christina Reed

Making Smart Mice

Lab-bred "Doogie" mice learn faster and remember more than their field-born brethren

September 7, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler

I, Clone

Sometime, somewhere, someone will generate a cloned human being. What will happen then?

September 3, 1999 — Ronald M. Green

VIRAL GENE SCREEN

U.S. blood banks turn to genetic testing to find HIV and hepatitis C viruses in donations

August 19, 1999 — Jessa Netting

A POUND OF FLESH

For a Danish study of human athletic performance, our reporter donates some muscle to the cause

August 19, 1999 — Glenn Zorpette

PARSING CELLS

Proteomics is an attempt to devise industrial-scale techniques to map the identity and activities of all the proteins in a cell

July 19, 1999 — Gary Stix

Life's Far-Flung Raw Materials

Life may owe its start to complex organic molecules manufactured in the icy heart of an interstellar cloud

July 19, 1999 — Max P. Bernstein, Scott A. Sandford and Louis J. Allamandola

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial