The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It (324.0KB)
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December 30, 2011
I don’t usually take too kindly to the evil geneticist stereotype in fiction, but I can’t resist a good dystopian novel. "When She Woke," by Hillary Jordan, is the perfect book (more…)
December 22, 2011
In this age of expiring drug patents and stalled pipelines, I was pleasantly surprised to find in my morning batch of news releases four reports of promising, eclectic ways to fight diverse diseases. The (more…)
December 16, 2011
I still marvel at the interface between a tissue and an organ, even after a quarter century of writing college biology textbooks.
I can easily envision a sheet of epithelium folding itself up into the tiny tube of a capillary. But how do only four basic tissue types connect and contort to fashion such (more…)
December 6, 2011
Seeking evidence for evolution? Look at bed bugs.
For the past century, the 5-millimeter-long, triangular headed, reddish residents of urban hotel bedrooms have mutated themselves into resistance to any insecticide we can throw at them. Cimex lectularius was nearly vanquished mid-century, when (more…)