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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


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

August 19, 1999 — Jessa Netting


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

August 19, 1999 — Glenn Zorpette


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

Dolly's Legacy

Nuclear transfer--used to clone Dolly and now owned by Geron--may help scientists develop more potent stem-cell therapies

June 21, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler

Living Cures

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), because they can be turned into any other type of cell, may eventually be used to treat a range of conditions. Here are a few examples:

June 21, 1999
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis