Giving parasites their due


C.C. Wang introduced biochemical methods to parasitology, effectively modernizing the field and helping to bring about important antiparasitic drugs. In this absorbing piece from science writer Alexandra Taylor, Wang shares his formative experiences with life-threatening illnesses in southern China and the professional journey that took him from the East to the West and back again.

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When our DNA is fair game


A bioartist concerned with privacy, genetics and the future of biotechnology creates startling 3-D portraits through DNA phenotyping of discarded items like chewing gum, cigarette butts and human hair.

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