Biomedicine & Biotech

What should we make of New York Times reporter Eric Lipton? Here is a man whose words are constrained neither by facts nor basic decency.
Electrocardiograms, ECGs, are one means of capturing information about the function and structure of the heart by looking at the heart’s electrical activity.
Are our fates determined by the stars or by our actions? An age-old debate made no less contentious by reducing the loci of those forces to our genes or our behavior — a new study in Cell Reports chips aware at the free will side of the argument.
For those who suffer with migraines (such as yours truly), relief can be elusive.
Genetically modified organisms may soon be walking among us. But don’t worry—it won’t be due to some horrible tomato-based experiment gone awry. 
One of the perks of being a science writer is that, during the weekends when you're trying to relax and unplug from the world, crazy people harass you on social media.
I have a modest proposal that comes from my recent discussions with Brad Spellberg, Lew Barrett and John Rex. I am grateful to all three of these experts for their thoughts on this topic.   
By Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh and
Though only one of them still exists, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -- such as the Colossus of Rhodes and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon -- transcend space and time.
Though the sciences of microbiology and public health have largely made infectious disease an afterthought for most people in the developed world, microbes have not gone away.
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