February 7, 2000 Issue
"The next hundred years will be the age of biology. This is where the next information revolution will be."
-- Dr. Lance Liotta, of the National Cancer Institute, "The Age of Discovery"
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|COVER STORY||The Age of Discovery|
BY CRAIG HOROWITZ
Thanks to quantum advances in molecular biology, doctors at Sloan-Kettering and around the country are talking with stunning optimism about curing cancer and other killer diseases. The prognosis? A range of highly effective treatments in as little as five years -- if you can hold on that long. Plus: breakthroughs in heart and brain surgery, aids research, seizure treatment, and more.
Pain, Pain, Go Away
Until recently, most doctors treated pain as a mere symptom: cure the disease, and it would go away. But now, aided by a new understanding of pain's pathways, medicine is finally taking your suffering seriously.
His ads get more buzz than his shoes, and you won't see his clothes -- or his face -- in many fashion magazines. But away from the flashbulbs, Kenneth Cole's affordable-chic fashion empire is growing so fast it could rival the likes of Ralph and Calvin. And he still manages to find time to sneak in a few rounds of golf now and then with the president.
The National Interest
BY LAWRENCE O'DONNELL JR.
How Bill Bradley's self-sufficiency sabotages his campaign
Why the agencies are scrambling to know "Wazzzup?"
Handicapping the Oscars was never this hard
Spacious cases; Danish dressers; perfect pitchers; maternal cool
Movements underground: a guide to alternative dance venues
Sales & Bargains
Go skiing or snowboarding and be back before dinner
Bette Midler's comically tepid take on Jacqueline Susann
BY JOHN SIMON
Comic Potential meets expectations; Mnemonic is forgettable
Walker Evans's photographs give glimpses of a secret America
Richard Strauss's anniversary brings delectable revivals
An occult series so good it's scary
The Underground Gourmet
Former Bouley protégés come into their own