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Emily Singer Guest Contributor

I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.

  • Better Drug-Producing Bacteria

    A synthetically engineered strain of E. coli, stripped of non-essential parts, could boost the bug’s industrial power.


  • Stem Cells Reborn

    In the wake of scientific fraud in South Korea, researchers are renewing their race to clone stem cells.

  • Safer Gene Therapy

    A gene therapy pioneer explains how new delivery mechanisms could help revive the once-promising technology.


  • Cheaper Malaria Drugs

    Synthetically engineered microorganisms could provide a much cheaper way to manufacture drugs.

  • Genomics Into Drugs

    Kari Stefansson, founder and CEO of deCode Genetics, explains why gene hunting provides tailor-made drug targets.

  • Gene Hunting in Canada

    Genizon is using the genetic homogeneity of French Canadians to find new drug targets – and redefine human disease.

  • Spotting Alzheimer's Early

    A new type of PET imaging technique could eventually help doctors diagnose and head off the disease before symptoms appear.



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