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Emily Singer Guest Contributor

I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.

  • Best in Biotech for 2005

    Stem cell quandaries, a map of human genetic variability, a lengthy debate on lifespan extension – this year in biotech was one to remember.

  • A Genetic Christmas Story

    Beyond a novel new way to track down your family history, home DNA tests may help unlock the history of humans.

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  • Imaging the Unconscious

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging could bring psychoanalysis into the 21st century.

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  • Mind-Control Over Pain

    A new brain imaging technique teaches patients to control their brain activity, bringing relief from chronic pain.

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  • Genomic War on Cancer

    Two national institutes have announced a three-year, $100 million project to understand the genetic changes behind cancer.

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  • Heading Off Heart Attacks

    A potential genetic test for cardiovascular risk shows how “pharmacogenomics” is coming into its own.

  • Dog DNA May Lead to Cures

    The canine genome could help researchers understand such major conditions as blindness, cancer, and OCD.

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel explains how genetic research could lead to a new generation of anti-anxiety drugs.


  • Better Biotech Plants

    Metabolomics may help scientists to engineer sophisticated plant factories.

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