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Articles: Research

Genetic material from these two 8,000-year-old brothers, hunter-gatherers found near Leon, Spain, helped reveal an ancient migration across northern Spain

Photograph by Julio Manuel Vidal Encinas


Ancient DNA reveals Bronze Age replacement of Iberian men, raising new questions.


Nicole Nelson
Photograph by Tony Rinaldo

Uncertainty and humanity could be key to addressing the reproducibility crisis.


Lapis lazuli pigment entrapped within the dental calculus on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.

Photograph by Christina Warinner

Tracing lapis lazuli provides evidence that women were directly involved in creating medieval illuminated manuscripts.  


Illustration by Pete Ryan

The immune systems of “elite controllers” point to HIV’s vulnerabilities.

January-February 2019

Coming together: Greater Boston biomedical and life-sciences panelists (from left) Eric Lander (Broad Institute), Vasant Narasimhan (Novartis), and Laurie Glimcher (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), with moderator Susan Hockfield (MIT)

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

A $200-million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation paves the way.

January-February 2019

Photograph by Amélie Benoist/Science Source

Daniela Lamas and the practice of post-ICU care

January-February 2019

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Ethics and the dawn of decision-making machines

January-February 2019

Illustration by OstapenkoOlena/iStock by Getty

And the problem of bias

January-February 2019

Yaron Singer

Photograph courtesy of Yaron Singer

Vulnerabilities to manipulation

January-February 2019