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Anthrax Vax Test OK for Kids

By Jef Akst | March 19, 2013

A presidential bioethics commission lays out the framework for testing the anthrax vaccine in children.


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Opinion: Genomics in the Clinic

By Richard Resnick | March 18, 2013

Next-generation sequencing diagnostics are already being used, and patients are ready.


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Week in Review

By Jef Akst | March 15, 2013

Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research


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Novel Virus Entry Portal Found

By Sabrina Richards | March 13, 2013

Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.

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Opinion: Unconventional Standards

By Effy Vayena | March 13, 2013

Tailoring ethical oversight to participant-led research


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Networking Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2013

Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.


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DIY in the Lab

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | March 1, 2013

Things break in the lab. Here’s how to protect your equipment, and what to do when it stops working.


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Set It and Forget It

By Carina Storrs | March 1, 2013

A tour of three systems for automating cell culture


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Sticky Lithography

By Ruth Williams | March 1, 2013

Scotch tape and a scalpel provide a MacGyver-esque approach to microfabrication.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?


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