In this issue:

  • In the footsteps of Watson and Crick
    At the double helix’s half-century, four Yale professors share memories of molecular biology’s early days. – By John Curtis
  • Building a better drug
    The rational approach to drug discovery is changing pharmacology, but serendipity and imagination still play a starring role. – By Marc Wortman
  • When a global outbreak becomes local
    For the shoe-leather work of public health, Connecticut officials seek help from Yale’s disease detectives. – By Jennifer Kaylin
  • A matter of taste
    Debunking myths and shattering stereotypes has long been part of Linda Bartoshuk’s career path. – By Peter Farley