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The Hidden Trade in Our Medical Data: Why We Should Worry

For-profit companies use our anonymized medical data in a huge secondary market. Advances in computing make it increasingly possible for outsiders to identify people from among the hundreds of millions of patients in dossiers, putting intimate secrets about our bodies and minds at risk

January 11, 2017 — Adam Tanner

A Vaccine for Cancer?

Targeting cancer cells using their own DNA could help eliminate tumors and prevent recurrences

December 23, 2016 — Beatriz M. Carreno and Elaine R. Mardis

New Insecticide Makes Mosquitoes Pop

The substance prevents mosquitoes taking a blood meal from producing waste—causing them to swell up, and sometimes even explode. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 8, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Stand Up for Science Journalism!

Staying informed has never been more important.