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Jon Cohen Guest Contributor

Jon Cohen is a correspondent for Science and a freelance writer; his books include Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine. He has covered the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and elsewhere since the early 1990s.

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    A maverick neuroscientist believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.

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  • The Machine That Will Help End TB

    Nearly 1.5 million people die from tuberculosis every year, even though most cases can be cured with routine antibiotic treatments. One country’s fight to get the ancient scourge under control has an unlikely hero: a simple diagnostic test.

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  • The Patient of the Future

    Internet pioneer Larry Smarr’s quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.

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  • Public Mea Culpas

    Scientists and the journals that publish them have a difficult time admitting to mistakes. That does real harm to both their disciplines and the public.

  • Can AIDS Be Cured?

    Drugs can control HIV, but they exact a steep cost. Now, researchers are pursuing radical new ways to eliminate the infection entirely.

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  • Sequencing in a Flash

    A new generation of DNA-sequencing machines is opening up whole new areas of genomic research. Already, researchers are unraveling how modern humans differ from Neanderthals and devising more precise tests for cancer.

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