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  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

    London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass
    Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking. This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
  • New protein maps give insight into the human body

    New protein maps give insight into the human body
    More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function. Now researchers have...
  • Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing

    Victims of Mexico's drug war: Tracing the missing
    For almost three years residents of Allende, close to the Mexican border with Texas (see map), harboured a dreadful secret. In 2011 the town of 27,000 people suffered a violent attack by the Zetas, Mexico's most brutal drug gang. Driven by a thirst for...
  • Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project

     Barry Scheck on the O.J. trial, DNA evidence and the Innocence Project
    The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...
  • DNA evidence and the O.J. Simpson trial

    I enjoyed reading Patt Morrison's interview with lawyer Barry Scheck. For years I have wondered if I had been unfair to Scheck in considering him a hypocrite for devaluing DNA evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial while using it as a mainstay in his worthy...
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]

    Maryland is growing its GDP [Letter]
    A recent editorial ("Maryland's stagnant economy," June 12) and news article ("A bumpy year for Maryland's economy," June 15) made some valid points about Maryland's economy but overlooked much of the work done in recent years to expand new and emerging...
  • California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law

    California biotech IPOs burgeoning, thanks in part to federal law
    The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning. A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...