In certain families, small genetic variations bring good health and long life. Can researchers use this knowledge to benefit us all? Also in this issue:
- Investigating the roots of heart disease, physician-scientist Helen Hobbs applies what she learns in the clinic to her research in the lab;
- Brett Finlay, an HHMI international research scholar, tackles global health problems such as E. coli and SARS and also finds time for pursuits outside the lab.