REAL EFFECTS Tweaks to certain genes may make some people more likely to experience the placebo effect, a new study finds.
ALMOST DOESN’T COUNT The pink blobs in this micrograph are plastic capsules, each filled with cancer-fighting medicine, inside a mouse’s lung. Ideally, the capsules would have reached the bottom of the lungs.
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POTENT PILL A 1960s study probed birth control pills’ effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. Researchers are still trying to make a pill for men.