In Depth

Immunogenomics, an area of research that explores the ways in which the human genome interacts with disease. Leading researchers from around the world will gather September 29 - October 1 in Huntsville, Alabama to share insight on this new interdisciplinary field.

Editor's note: This interview is a side story for Thank Uncle Sam for life-saving bone marrow transplants, a look at how federal funding has advanced important discoveries.

It's only 60-year-old medical knowledge, but the ability to transfer healthy bone marrow—essentially an immune system—into a sick patient has saved tens of thousands of lives. It came about because of federal funding. Here's how.

A source of clean energy, many issues like storage and production, separate hydrogen from the larger energy economy. A number of AAAS members are working tirelessly to solve the technological hurdles and bring hydrogen to the masses.

In 2005, Caltech astronomer Mike Brown's discovery of a large "bright object" beyond Neptune ignited an international controversy.

Three AAAS members working in the field of personalized medicine, the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of a patient, suggest it may only be a few years before most people see sequencing in their routine health care.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a burgeoning science that has made phones smarter, helped computers defeat quiz show champions, enhanced doctors' diagnostic tools, provided individualized education platforms and monitored the planet's seismic activity, to name a few. Meet four AAAS members working in the field.

From fingerprints to firearms, forensic science has stepped into the spotlight and the influence of TV shows like 'CSI' have raised vital questions for forensic scientists and the trials that depend on analyzed evidence. AAASMC takes an in depth look into the real world of forensic science.

We are at the dawn of a new age in computing -- quantum computers are posed to propel the next information revolution. Yet the concept of quantum computing is young and, so far, no scientist can predict with certainty when it will occur.

John Priscu has spent much of his life on Antarctica studying the microbial life found inside the ice sheet. This life is giving us important clues to what to look for on other planets like Mars.