Internal and external pressure drive a rush toward prestige.
The body electrician
Your microbiome may not be pulling all the strings
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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Researchers are uncovering some pretty strange culprits behind the obesity epidemic—everything from air-conditioning to infectious love handles
What you look like and other hereditary traits depend as much on the amount of proteins your genes produce as anything else.
Scientists home in on elusive autism genes and the environmental factors that may trigger them. Can a blood test to check for autism in newborns be far behind?
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
Sequences bring individualized medicine a step closer
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
Looking at a century of so-called progress
The next sequence is even cheaper
Let's talk about sex (in biomedical research).
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
His techniques could be used to study the genetics of autism and schizophrenia.
It's a small world, after all
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely