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Precision vs. Profits

Proton therapy saves some cancer patients — but who pays the costs?

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The Dirty Little Secret of Cancer Research

For 50 years, scientists have ignored widespread cell contamination, compromising medical research. Why are they so slow to fix it?
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The Power of Single-Person Medical Experiments

Most clinical trials involve hundreds or thousands of patients. But sometimes the right number is one.
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Don't Mourn the Y Chromosome

The human Y chromosome may vanish one day, but perhaps that wouldn't be so bad.
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