Genetics influence a person’s susceptibility to substance abuse disorder but understanding epigenetic factors may be key in fighting opioid dependence.
Opening the Gates
February 13, 2019
25 years ago, Bill and Melinda Gates’s route to philanthropy was carved out by learning about scores of child deaths from diarrhea: “We were surprised, then we were outraged, then we were activated.”
Fingerprints in the Genome
September 27, 2018
Despite decades of investigation, no one really knows why hotspots of certain cancers exist. For example, a worldwide average of 5.9 people per 100,000 develop esophageal cancer each year, but in Malawi that number is 24 in 100,000.