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In Teeth, Markers of Disease

Like trees, teeth have rings that tell a story. By seeking abnormalities among them, scientists may have found a new method to identify illness before it hits.

September 12, 2018

Here's Looking at Humanity, Kid

Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human chromosome 2 and what it tells us about us.

September 5, 2018 — Gary Stix and Steve Mirsky

Mouth Sets Healing Standard

Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata