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Biomedicine Archive

  • A Better DNA Detector

    Glowing carbon nanotubes could sniff out the DNA signatures of bioterrorism agents.

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  • Tracing Your Ancestry

    DNA tests to find out your ancestry are growing in popularity. But do they really work? And are they worth it?

    6 comments

  • Ultrafast Imaging

    AFM, a nanotech workhorse, just got far faster and more precise.

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  • Fruit of the Nano-Loom

    New textiles tap polymer science to both trap and kill toxins – all while wicking away sweat.

    3 comments

  • Why Cancer Strikes Some

    New ways to gauge an individual’s response to environmental toxins will help scientists understand susceptibility to disease.

    4 comments

  • The Egg Hunt Is On

    A shortage of human eggs is likely to be the biggest barrier for U.S. scientists who want to create cloned stem cells.

    10 comments

  • Big Brain Thinking

    Stanford neuroscientist Bill Newsome wants to implant an electrode in his brain to better understand human consciousness.

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