rare diseases, culture
NIH Expands Undiagnosed Diseases Program
NIH Expands Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Tracy Vence | Jul 3, 2014
The National Institutes of Health is funding six extramural medical centers to help identify the causes of mysterious diseases.
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 1, 2014
Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.
To Study Unfettered
To Study Unfettered
Michael Bailey | Jul 1, 2014
Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.
Sex and Drugs
Sex and Drugs
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2014
Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?
Speaking of Sex
Speaking of Sex
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2014
July 2014's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love
Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>
Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Ajai Raj | Jun 23, 2014
An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.