Life Science

Vive la differance

On the road to “personalized medicine” it’s going to be necessary to drill down past some of our old generalities and look at some subtle differences. Here’s a new institute at Georgetown U to study differences of medical significance between men and women. Differences between men and women with biological significance include a lot more than the obvious.

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Panel: U.S. science leadership at stake

Mercury News | 12/02/2003 | Panel: U.S. science leadership at stake

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Beyond the genome, part 2

The December issue of Scientific American finishes its two-part article about parts of the genome that have definite influences on how genes are expressed and how health may be affected as a consequence. Last month’s episode explained why some stretches of DNA thought to be “junk”—DNA accumulated down through evolution but having no contemporary impact on what happens in our ...

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Why ACS research grants are so important

I’ve posted observations before that the trend in life science is toward multi-disciplinary projects combining scientists from many areas of expertise and a heck of a lot of equipment. I’ve even suggested that the ACS follow that trend. I recant. I recently interviewed one of the Society’s extramural grant recipients, Dr. Kathleen Collins, and she totally convinced me that the ...

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