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Biomedicine Archive

  • Mapping a Stem Cell Policy

    European countries are imposing a patchwork of tough restrictions that are impeding research.

  • Net-Powered Naming

    Some people are saddled with names they hate. But thanks to a new twist on a familiar technology, today’s parents can avoid ghastly mistakes.

  • Selling Online Content-25 Cents at a Time

    Comic strips for a quarter? A new twist on micropayments is raising the likelihood that you’ll be able to pay tiny sums of money for small slivers of information.

  • Letters

    Insights and opinions from our readers.

  • O.R. of the Future

    Massachusetts General Hospital doctors lead a tour of what they hope will be the world’s most efficient operating room.

  • An Emphasis on Compassion

    To help the New York City medical examiner identify the remains of the thousands of victims of 9/11, tiny bioinformatics company Gene Codes created M-FISys–the first software capable of managing such massive amounts of genetic evidence.

  • Airline Security's False Hope?

    An expert on aviation safety statistics says a new computer system to screen out terrorists may actually make things easier for them.

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