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5/2/15 Cover

Biomedicine

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sugar pills

REAL EFFECTS  Tweaks to certain genes may make some people more likely to experience the placebo effect, a new study finds.

A micrograph of a mouse's lungs

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.

Birth Control

POTENT PILL   A 1960s study probed birth control pills’ effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. Researchers are still trying to make a pill for men.

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