To the Editor: I enjoyed Arthur B. Cody’s article [“Messages from the Genome,” June], but I was a little puzzled by its tone. Although he seemed...

It was not long ago that genetic research on Jews suggested little beyond an occasional rare disease, to be discussed on the science pages of...

Genetics is the new science. Every day, something fascinating appears in the newspapers or on television, in magazines or books, in connection with the genetic...

To the Editor: Samuel McCracken’s “Close Encounters of the Harvard Kind” [March] raises questions about the work of John E. Mack on UFO’s. Many of your...

Over the last 50 years, the skies of popular culture have been alight with flying saucers—disk-shaped interplanetary craft operated by small beings of vaguely humanoid...

To the Editor: Paul R. McHugh’s article [“How Psychiatry Lost Its Way,” December 1999] criticizing recent changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...

The Myth of the First Three Years: A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning by John T. Bruer Free Press. 244 pp. $25.00 In April...

“The desire to take medicine,” noted the great Johns Hopkins physician William Osier a hundred years ago, “is one feature that distinguishes man, the animal,...

To the Editor: In “The Moral Meaning of Genetic Technology” [September], Leon R. Kass recognizes the enormous potential of genetic technology to alleviate human suffering and...

When, less than a half-century ago, James D. Watson and Francis Crick first revealed to the world the structure of DNA, no one imagined how...

To the Editor: Samuel McCracken must have had fun tossing all alternative therapies into the same pot and declaring the whole stew unpalatable [“The New Snake...

Last November, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a special issue on alternative medicine. It was surprising that the elders of the...