Archive: 11/17/2010

Turning the cancer genes off

In the past 40 years, scientists have learned a great deal about how cells become cancerous. Some of that knowledge has translated to new treatments, but most of the time doctors are forced to rely on standard ch ...

Nov 17, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0

How wise are crowds?

The rise of the Internet has sparked a fascination with what The New Yorker’s financial writer James Surowiecki called, in a book of the same name, "The wisdom of crowds": The idea that aggregating or ave ...

Nov 17, 2010 4.8 / 5 (4) 8 | with audio podcast