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Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

In recent years, the alternatives to conventional cows’ milk have proliferated. The local grocery store is…

Matter: Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

Scientists have created a living organism whose DNA is entirely human-made — perhaps a new form…

Matter: In This Doctor’s Office, a Physical Exam Like No Other

To scientists like Michael Snyder, chair of the genetics department at Stanford University, the future of…

Trilobites: You Need Vitamin D to Live. How Could This Woman Survive With None in Her Blood?

In 1992, a 33-year-old Lebanese woman had just immigrated to Canada and went to see a…

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Experimental brain scans of more than two dozen former N.F.L. players found that the men had…

The Diagnosis Is Alzheimer’s. But That’s Probably Not the Only Problem.

Allan Gallup, a retired lawyer and businessman, grew increasingly forgetful in his last few years. Eventually,…

Trilobites: Searching Tardigrades for Lifesaving Secrets

There are many instances in medicine when it would be helpful to stop, or greatly slow…