Do you like your drugs right or left-handed?

Which are you? Are you right or left-handed? What about your DNA? That’s right, your DNA has handedness or what chemists call chirality. Unlike human populations which has a mix of right and left-handedness, all DNA, and most molecules made in nature do not present as mixtures. Understanding chirality explains essential aspects of both drugs Continue Reading

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of US Government Agencies

Despite the importance, understanding the US government agencies related to public health challenges all that attempt it.  It turns into alphabet soup rather quickly.  Hopefully, we can shed some light on the topic, and clear up any confusion. For efficiency, the federal government partitions itself into multiple departments arranged in a hierarchy.