Someday, in the not too distant future, a pharmacist may be able to know exactly how patients will react to medications even before they take them. A cutting edge research field known as personalized medicine, or pharmacogenetics, involves studying a person's unique genetic code in order to determine how he or she will metabolize medicine.
Surveillance aircraft provided by the U.S. and, according to British media reports, special forces from the U.K., are helping in the hunt for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, who is in Tripoli, reported for Morning Edition earlier today.
"It's an all-out effort" as opposition fighters, with help from their international allies, look for Gadhafi, she added.
The spouses of the leading candidates in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race are especially visible this election season. Instead of standing in the background as their husbands campaign, First Lady Jane Beshear and Judge Robyn Williams travel the Commonwealth alone, talk policy and present their spouses in a more human light.
Hurricane Irene has "roared across the Bahamas archipelago" and remains on track to hit the coast of North Carolina on Saturday and then soak much of the Eastern seaboard over the weekend and into next week as it chugs north.
A lit up construction sign in Flagstaff, Ariz., was supposed to inform drivers not to turn left at an intersection. Instead, commuters were warned: "Rogue Panda On Rampage." The altered sign appears to be the work of pranksters.
The down economy has hit Las Vegas especially hard. Now, there's a proposal to implode a new — but never used — hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip. Renee Montagne talks with Oskar Garcia, the Las Vegas reporter for the Associated Press, about the Harmon Tower and the state of the Strip.