Nobel Week So Far

October 6, 2009

The University hasn’t directly won any of the first two Nobel Prizes awarded this week, but one of today’s winners has a UChicago connection: George E. Smith, one of three scientists who will share the $1.4 million prize in physics, [Read more]

A Sequencer for Every Clinic?

August 12, 2009

  An idea that may be close to jumping from the world of science fiction to your local hospital is the concept of full, individualized genome scans – a personal genetic profile that could, at least in theory, help a doctor assess your risk [Read more]

Will this dog hunt?

February 25, 2009

By Jeremy Manier Will Saletan of Slate gave this new blog a very gracious shout-out yesterday – many thanks. He also replied to my earlier post taking Will to task a bit about “designer dogs.” I’d suggested that dog breeding [Read more]

Darwin and Cancer

February 12, 2009

By Jeremy Manier One of the interesting riddles of evolution is how single-celled organisms became integrated into larger communities of cells, finally resulting in cumbersome creatures like us. But sometimes even we get glimpses of what life before [Read more]