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Emily Singer Guest Contributor

I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.

  • New Gene-Hunting Tricks

    The current explosion in genetic information is allowing scientists to search for genes involved in complex diseases.

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  • Your Brain on Booze

    Scientists are using a new brain imaging technology to understand how chronic drinking damages wiring in the brain.

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  • The Personal Genome Project

    What would happen if genetic and medical records were freely available to anyone who wanted them?

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  • Stem Cell Uncertainty

    U.S. stem cell researchers try to recover in the wake of South Korea’s shocking fraud.

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  • The Diagnostic Dilemma

    Doctors will soon have an arsenal of new genetic tests to help select the appropriate treatments or drugs for patients. Will they know how to use them?

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  • Old Brains Learn New Tricks

    Imaging neurons in the living brains of mice shows that these cells can grow in surprising ways – perhaps suggesting new ways to treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological problems.

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