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  • Repairing
    Bad
    Memories

    A scientist who has anguished over terrors in her family’s history explores how people might erase the trauma from memories.

    42 comments

  • The Dementia Plague

    As the world’s population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster.

    33 comments

  • Neuroscience’s New Toolbox

    With the invention of optogenetics and other technologies, researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time.

    6 comments

  • The Genome's Dark Matter

    Evidence is growing that your DNA sequence does not determine your entire genetic fate. Joseph Nadeau is trying to find out what accounts for the rest.

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  • Revitalizing Drug Discovery

    Hoping to squeeze more products out of a sputtering drug pipeline, pharmaceutical makers are Aiming to exploit advances in molecular biology. That means changing everything from their corporate cultures to the nature of their university collaborations.

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  • Solving the Autism Puzzle

    For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.

  • Adult Stem Cells

    With research on embryonic stem cells mired in controversy, adult stem cells are quietly providing the basis for striking advances toward new therapies.

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