Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

On the Human Condition

Volume 28 Number 2
Spring 2006

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes


The Last Page

IU Life Sciences

by Lauren J. Bryant

Human DNA from millenia ago can still tell us much about our human origins.

by Jennifer Cutraro

How did the human genome evolve? (Hint: it's not natural selection.)

by Kelly L. Phillips

The mouse model may be science's darling, but when it comes to human systems, hamsters, birds, and other creatures deserve super-status, too.

by Lauren J. Bryant

Do animals think like humans? How can we know what they know?

by Jeremy Shere

Twins--nature's clones. They're fascinating, irresistible, and essential to the study of human genetics and behavior.

by Elizabeth Rosdeitcher

A researcher pursues unorthodox questions and provides new hope for breast cancer patients.

by Lauren J. Bryant

When it comes to moral choices inside the lab, trusting intuition just isn't enough.

by Joe Stuteville

Working across disciplines, informatics researchers are helping control the 21st century explosion of life sciences data.

by Joe Stuteville

Take an incredible tour inside a single cell.

by Jennifer Cutraro

Experiments in silico are rapidly expanding researchers' understanding of the causes of human disease.

by Eric Schoch

These days, physician-entrepreneurs do good by doing well.

by Lauren J. Bryant

Think harder! Neuroscientists are watching your brain at work.