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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Esther M. Verheyen

Esther M. Verheyen teaches genetics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Her research lab investigates the control of cell growth during organ formation and how disruption of that process can lead to cancer.

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Esther M. Verheyen

Brave New Cures

Genetic testing's expansion of medical horizons March 2015
Your father feels unwell and you take him to the hospital. They do various tests and take blood samples. The doctors tell you that all he needs is medication. But they also tell you that he must never, ever take the commonly prescribed medication for this illness. They prescribe a slightly different alternative. Within a few weeks he looks and feels…