The five most-read stories on Scope this week were:
Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA: Scientists at Stanford invent a way to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells by using enzymes from bacteria to flip sequences of DNA one direction, then another.
Stanford medical residents launch iPhone app to help physicians keep current on research: To help their colleagues keep current on medical advancements, Stanford medical residents Dave Iberri, MD, and Manuel Lam, MD, introduced a new medical app that features physician-written summaries of landmark clinical trials.
Can yoga help women suffering from fibromyalgia?: A study published in the Journal of Pain Research shows that practicing yoga boosts levels of the stress hormone cortisol and could help ease some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness and depression.
Ask Stanford Med: Cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel responds to questions on women's heart health: Stanford interventional cardiologist Jennifer Tremmel, MD, responds to questions submitted via the @SUMedicine Twitter feed and Scope about the growing body of research on women and cardiovascular disease, and how women differ from men. The Q&A is part of Scope's ongoing Ask Stanford Med series.
A study of people's ability to love: To celebrate Valentine's Day, quarterly DVD magazine Wholphin released a short film documenting an experiment by Stanford neuroscientists to determine whether it's possible for one person to love more than another.