No one could deny that Timothy was sick. But when doctors can’t agree on the cause of an illness, what happens to the patients trapped in limbo?
Danielle Messer carried a mitochondrial mutation that left her son severely disabled. Before even daring another pregnancy, she tracked down an “egg specialist.”
Margaret McKinnon survived a midair catastrophe, then became a major researcher of memory and trauma. Now she’s studying how the pandemic will haunt us.
How an obsession with space led to a partnership on the Perseverance rover—and the chance we could finally hear what our planetary neighbor sounds like.
Baby Olivia weighed 1 pound, 10 ounces. Her doctors faced a stressful paradox: giving her the healing power of a parent’s touch, while keeping the virus out.
How a member of a breakaway Mormon sect teamed up with a Lambo-driving, hard-partying tycoon to bilk the government for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Whenever a new virus emerges—be it HIV or SARS-CoV-2—a few lucky people put up a potent natural defense. Monoclonal antibody drugs let them share the health.
Reopening in the fall was a massive gamble. At one high-poverty elementary school, navigating the risks paid off.
Six nerdy roommates used public health data to create an online Covid-risk points system for every activity—and protect their pandemic pod.
The much-hyped drug sparked a battle between power and knowledge. Let’s not repeat it.