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Diagnosis in the Fast Lane

With two microscope slides, one computer chip and nine volts of electricity, a new saliva analyzer can return results in just eight minutes. (Fall 2008)

The Price of Knowledge

Here’s what you get when you send in your saliva to three major firms in the mail-order genome market. (Summer 2008)

The Genome’s Dark Matter

From architecture to function, the ENCODE project's researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics. (Summer 2011)

In the Time of Polio

From an ancient Egyptian stone carving to eradication in one hemisphere, polio has a long history. (Spring 2006)

Will Animals Ever Leave the Lab?

Computers aren’t guinea pigs (or mice or rats), and they certainly aren’t human. But they are changing the face of medical research. (Winter 2008)

Genes in a Haystack

Here’s how microarrays—or “gene chips”—are used in the search for errant genes. (Summer 2007)

Drugs: In the Pipeline

Researchers and drugmakers have high hopes for many new monoclonal antibodies. These four are undergoing human testing or awaiting regulatory review by the FDA. (Fall 2012)

When Mitochondria Mutate

Mutations in the mitochondrion’s 37 genes point clearly to certain rare disorders. (Summer 2007)

In the Pipeline

A roundup of current drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease. (Summer 2007)

Probiotics: Microbes on the Menu?

People receive prescriptions for them and even buy foods filled with them, purportedly to restore the natural balance of their gut flora. But the jury is still out on how, and how well, probiotics work. (Summer 2010)


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