50th Anniversary Edition
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"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the
rest of my life there."
-Charles F. Kettering
The Man Who Put Genetics on the
During his more than 50 years at Hopkins,
Victor McKusick has
guided medical genetics out of obscurity and into the
There are 3 billion bits of data in the human genome.
Steve Salzberg's quest: zeroing in on the
particular stretches that
comprise a gene.
Pinpointing the Cause of
Researcher Keerti Shah has worked doggedly
to build the case
against human papillomavirus.
The Heart That Numbers
3-D modeling, say innovators like Rai
Winslow, will virtually
transform the way new drugs are developed.
How Do You Spell
Robert Slavin's school reform model is
giving learning a boost in
classrooms around the world.
The Search That Paid Off--
When Curt Civin set out to isolate stem
cells, the pursuit was
fraught with failure. Thankfully, he didn't give up.
Where Mind Meets
To better find out how we think, an innovative
institute has vaulted disciplinary divides.
Crusading Against Colon
Known as the most frequently cited scientist in the world,
Bert Vogelstein is paving the way to treat
and curtail one of the most
common froms of cancer in the U.S.: colon cancer.
On the Path to a Cancer
Through a strategy known as immunotherapy,
working to use genes as weapons to prevent--and destroy--
Love at Second
NEAR's orbit around asteroid Eros has set
hearts a flutter at APL.
Thwarting Cancer Before It
By stimulating the body's protective resources,
chemoprevention aims to nip cancer in the
"Assisting Me Today in
Robots in the operating room? Such devices
may well hold the key to more accurate, less invasive surgery.
Betting on the
The entrepreneur who changed business news
tells why technology won't replace people.
APRIL 2000 TABLE OF CONTENTS.