A conversation with the genetics professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
The revolution sparked by the Human Genome Project will soon produce more genetic information than our computers can currently handle.
New technology fueled by genomic research could soon make a simple blood test for cancer a part of ordinary visits to the doctor.
The brother of a childhood friend inspired Michael Wigler’s research into the minds of those who are, “in wondrous ways, very different from us.”
The genetics professor describes one of the world’s most complex and controversial disorders.
Why is the risk of autism higher in boys than girls? Why do older parents tend to have more autistic children? New genetic research attempts to answer some of the major questions surrounding the disorder.
The geneticist feels for parents who seek causes for their children’s autism in vaccinations. Unfortunately, no evidence yet supports the theory.
New research on the underlying causes of autism could soon lead to earlier diagnoses and better treatments.
If American science education is to move forward, American culture needs to stop caricaturing scientists as socially awkward villains.