A newly developed test could screen would-be parents for hundreds of different disease genes, to make sure they are not passed on to any future children.The test's makers say it should cost less than $400 and that routinely offering it to prospective parents could someday eliminate many deadly child
A company called SpaceX provided a peek Wednesday into the future of the American space program. The company's rocket, Falcon 9, lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying a space capsule called Dragon.
It's a provocative -- even astonishing -- hypothesis: Could the same set of genes that explains why chimpanzees are protected from some diseases also explain why humans have big brains?That's what researchers at Stanford University are suggesting.The genes in question control a type of white blood c
Mathew Webb left a sales job in menswear for a sales job in pharmaceutical drugs 10 years ago and suddenly found himself surrounded by money.As a sales representative for a major drug company, he was expected to entertain doctors two or three nights a week.
As we've reported, the Asian carp, a species that was introduced in the 1970s, threatens the Great Lakes ecosystem.Almost a month ago, the Obama administration appointed an "Asian carp czar." John Goss, who reports to an office in the White House, oversees the government-led effort to
The advance of the invasive Asian carp up the Illinois River and into a canal leading toward Lake Michigan is leading many in the Great Lakes region to consider whether the man-made waterways connecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds should be cut off.Public officials in the Great
A few weeks ago, an NPR coworker brought Frank James and me some SunChips.The bag they came in -- which is "100 percent compostable" and made from plant products, apparently -- was big and shiny and, when we dared to touch it, noisy. Really noisy, actually.