April 19, 2019

  • Dr. Fauci

    Fauci Discusses Public Misperceptions About Viruses

    “There is not this whole hoard of unnamed viruses that we do not know about,” said NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a recent conversation with the NIH Record. “Everything that really is out there, we know about.”
  • Dr. Gaycken

    NLM Relaunches Vintage Movies with Overview Lecture

    Recently, NLM relaunched its website dedicated to such resources with a lecture, “Fantastic Voyages Through the Historical Audiovisual Collections at the National Library of Medicine,” by Dr. Oliver Gaycken, a historian of cinema and media.
  • Dr. Felicia Knaul

    Access to Palliative Care, Pain Relief Out of Reach for World’s Poor

    “The poorest 50 percent of people that inhabit our world have access to 1 percent of distributed opioid morphine equivalent. The wealthiest 10 percent have access to 90 percent,” explained Dr. Felicia Knaul at a recent Center for Cancer Research Grand Rounds.
  • NIH Exceeds $2.2 Million Goal in 2018 CFC Program

    NIH exceeded its goal for the CFC, raising more than $2.2 million for charities in the U.S. and abroad. The CFC is the federal government’s largest workplace giving campaign. This year, some 8,000 charities participated in the National Capital Area CFC.
The X and the Y chromosomes. The X chromosome is the larger pair.

On the Cover

On the cover: Humans typically have two sex chromosomes­—X (larger pair) and Y. Scientists have evidence that millions of years ago, X and Y were the same size and contained essentially the same genes. Now, virtually the only DNA they still have in common is at the very tips (blue).

Photo: Melissa Wilson, Arizona State University