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Building a See-Through Brain

A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller

By Karl Deisseroth

A Very Personal Problem

Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them

By Dina Fine Maron

How the FDA Manipulates the Media

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence, our investigation reveals. Other institutions are following suit

By Charles Seife

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Creationism Invades Europe

An antiscience movement once limited mostly to the U.S. is gaining ground on the eastern side of the Atlantic

By Stefaan Blancke and Peter C. Kjærgaard


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October 2016

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day