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Articles: Research

Illustration by Jason Ford


Interventions that mobilize family support networks have powerful effects.


Erica Walker
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Erica Walker aims to put “tools and data into the hands of people who can use it.”

March-April 2018

From improvements in supply chain management to milk without a cow, Food-X offers a glimpse of the culinary future.

March-April 2018

Dan Voytas, Calyxt's chief scientific adviser and co-inventor of TALEN, a gene-editing technique

Photograph by Thomas Strand

Scientists are tweaking plant genomes so that food crops grow better, especially under conditions of stress.

March-April 2018

At Indigo Ag’s Charlestown headquarters, technicians track plant growth,…

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Abundant food and better than ever?

March-April 2018

Boston Children’s Hospital physician-in-chief Mary Ellen Avery at work in the mid 1970s
Photograph copyright Georgia Litwack

Brief life of a groundbreaking neonatologist: 1927-2011

March-April 2018

Locations of early modern human fossils found in Africa and the Middle East. The fossils from Jebel Irhoud date to 315,000 years ago; those from Omo Kibish (195,000 years ago) and Herto (160,000 years ago) are similar in age to Misliya (177,000-194,000 years ago). 
Photograph courtesy of Rolf Quam, Binghamton University 

Humans began leaving Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. 


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Infographic by Carla Schaffer / AAAS

Harvard’s Dan Barouch finds long-term Zika vaccine efficacy varies by delivery method.


The Arnold Arboretum’s Michael Dosmann with a Rodgersia leaf and plumes of Astilbe grandis

Photograph by Jonathan Shaw

The hunt for rare plants in China


January-February 2018