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Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown.
The genome obviously varies from person to person. But it can also vary from cell to cell, even within the same individual. The implications of “mosaicism” are enormous.
The planet’s orbit alternates from elliptical to almost perfectly circular — and has for hundreds of millions of years.
Forty years after creating its “essential medicines” list, which revolutionized the struggle to get drugs to the poor, the agency tackles diagnostics.
Guideposts to powerful treatments may be buried in the nation’s medical records. But there is no easy way to gather those records or to get them into a usable format.
An asteroid that cohabits an orbit with Jupiter came from outside the solar system.
The invasive insects turned up in Pennsylvania in 2014. Now the state has placed 3,000 square miles under quarantine, and scientists worry the pest will spread.
In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on vaccinators.
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.
The decision ushers in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of the headaches.
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killing in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry website.
The eruptions at Kilauea offer a glimpse into the range of temperatures for volcanic magma and lava.
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.
In its campaign to lower drug prices, the agency posted a list of brand-name manufacturers in an effort to force them to share drug samples with their generic rivals.
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light years from here.
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some bioethicists.
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.
The documentary interviews nine scientists in fields including astronomy and neuroscience, and asks them to reflect on their work.