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Articles: Research

Illustration by Robert Neubecker


What the rare bright spots in American high-school education teach


Wanted: Big ideas from the humanities

March-April 2019

Illustration by Peter and Maria Hoey

Economists look to new explanations for wage stagnation.

March-April 2019

Illustration by Rocco Baviera

Advances in editing DNA propel consideration of the technology’s use in humans.

March-April 2019

Illustration by Michael Paraskevas 

Debora Spar argues that social change has always been driven by technology.

March-April 2019

Semma Therapeutics CEO Bastiano Sanna with Xander University Professor Douglas Melton, scientific founder of the startup. The company is working to commercialize a diabetes therapy.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Robust licensing revenue and corporate alliances boost translational research.

March-April 2019

Amy Wagers

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The skydiving Forst Family professor studies the pathophysiology of aging.

March-April 2019

Anthony Abraham Jack

Photograph by Jill Anderson

Anthony Jack’s new book on the “doubly disadvantaged”

March-April 2019

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, physician Scott Weiner has worked to improve emergency-room guidelines for issuing opioid prescriptions.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Medicine’s response to America’s largest public-health crisis

March-April 2019