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Brain New World

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.


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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.


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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.


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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Future Minded

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.


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Book Excerpt from Brave Genius

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.


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Chance and Necessity

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.

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A Story Biological

By John Coates | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.


In Chapter , "Genes, Freaks, DNA," author Sam Kean draws parallels between the lives of Gregor Mendel and Johannes Friedrich Miescher, who both made scientific discoveries that were truly ahead of their times.


In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.


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