This is the third post in The Scope blog series “HIV: A Scientific Discovery,” a collection of pieces that explore the major scientific milestones in the discovery of the HIV virus.…

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It all started in 1928, when Alexander Fleming left all of his cultures of staphylococci bacteria stacked on his laboratory bench before a month-long holiday with his family. Upon his…

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This is the second post in The Scope blog series “HIV: A Scientific Discovery,” a collection of pieces that explore the major scientific milestones in the discovery of the HIV virus.…

Read More A Crossing of Maladies

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“Does it keep working if you stop?” a young woman asked me. I was sitting at the electronic charging station in Paris-Le Bourget, the site of the United Nations Climate…

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Gene therapy, the insertion of healthy genes into cells in place of defective ones, has long been popularized in films a means to create monsters, mutants, and miraculous recovery. On…

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