Roger Tsien won a Nobel Prize for designing a rainbow of proteins that shine as they do their work within the cell. Now he's using his fine-tuned aesthetic to cure cancer and flag memory formation. Read about it in Luminosity. Also in thsi issue:
Short stretches of "junk DNA" are suprisingly influential in preventing or limiting disease¿so in fluential, they are high on the agendas of many drug companies
With a wide-angle view of the world and a commitment to follow her fascination, this scientist is making imaginative connections between rocks, bacteria, and medicine
Just like a whole person, cells change as they age. Clues about what controls cellular aging are revealing puzzles and possibilities for combating a host of diseases.
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