4 articles

Medical Research: Cell Division

The controversial history of WI-38, a cell strain created from an aborted fetus “that has arguably helped to save more lives than any other created by researchers.”


The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.


Scientists on Trial: At Fault?

In 2009, 300 people perished in an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy. Next week, six Italian scientists and one government official will stand trial for manslaughter.


Epidemiology: Study of a Lifetime

A group of scientists started tracking thousands of British children born during one cold March week in 1946. Those children are now 65 and the data generated through careful tracking of their life history has become extremely valuable.