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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

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

Mapping Chromosome 21

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

May 15, 2000 — Kristin Leutwyler

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

Parsing Genes

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is two diseases in one, say researchers who identify the genes that cells express.

February 14, 2000 — Kristin Leutwyler

What is Homeostasis?

Emeritus Professor Kelvin Rodolfo of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides this answer

January 3, 2000

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine