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Highly touted “gene chips” are entering clinical use but not as biological crystal balls. Their more mundane role: assessing the stage of a tumor.
New method promises faster reading of DNA
Medical information is redily available on the Web. So is misinformation. The general public is hard-pressed to tell the difference, though, placing a new burden on doctors.
Raising the Curtain on a New TR
Pound for pound, microbes such as anthrax rival nuclear weapons in their ability to inflict mass casualties. But the enforcing the existing treaty banning biological weapons must not compromise the biotech industry’s valuable trade secrets.