How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side...
Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald’s Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled’
A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.
The Cycle: Why I Wanted to Learn to Perform Abortions
With the future of contraception in question, looking back to recent history is instructive.
Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life.
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.
Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products.
The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups
The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens.
The Importance of Medical Touch
It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence.
Personal Health: Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children
‘My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house,’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11.
HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Ages 27 to 45
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Gardasil 9, a vaccine against nine strains of the human papillomavirus for older age groups.
How a Seafloor Blob Became Mexico’s ‘Black Gold’
A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.
Trilobites: Hidden Stories of Chinese Migration and Culture Found in Giant Genetic Study
Scientists reported an assortment of findings resulting from a sweeping and novel analysis of data from the prenatal tests of 141,431 participants.
Take a Number: Amputations and Lacerations: Your Front Lawn Is a Jungle
As lawn-mowing season ends, scientists are toting up the injuries from recent years.