The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
New Stanford Genomics Center to bring personalized medicine to patients: On Tuesday, the School of Medicine announced the creation of a new Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.
Stanford neuroscientist wins prestigious Kavli Prize: Stanford neuroscientist Thomas Sudhof, MD, is a recipient of the Kavli Prize, called "one of the richest prizes in science" by the New York Times. He'll split the $1 million award with two other scientists for their work on the molecular basis of nervous transmission.
Andrew Wakefield: 17 years of disputed research, and now a book: An article on Slate.com says Wakefield has an almost 20-year history of disputed research practices, beginning with a 1993 paper in which he asserted that the measles virus causes Crohn's disease.
Does coffee really wake you up?: New research suggests there may be no real benefit from the habitual morning cup of coffee.
Expert answers questions on herpes, the "largest epidemic no one wants to talk about": Peter Leone, MD, a University of North Carolina associate professor, answered questions on the Consults blog about genital herpes.
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