Biomedicine

New technologies and biological insights are providing unprecedented ways of improving our health.

Novel therapeutics

How Los Alamos Is Learning to Track Disease Outbreaks Around the World

Nobody agrees on how best to collect data about diseases that threaten human health. That looks set to change.

Novel therapeutics

Freeze-Dried Molecules Can Be Used to Whip Up Medicines Anywhere

The approach could be a tenth the price of earlier methods.

Novel therapeutics

It Costs $30 to Make a DIY EpiPen, and Here’s the Proof

The medical maker collective Four Thieves Vinegar made an “EpiPencil” for a tiny fraction of what the EpiPen manufacturer Mylan charges.

Genomic medicine

17 and Going Blind: The High Stakes of Getting into a Gene Therapy Trial

For patients with some inherited diseases, a chance to test an experimental treatment can offer the only hope.


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