Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
By Laura Allen. Illustrations by Michael KoelschPosted 02.01.2007 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Maybe we saw The Andromeda Strain a few too many times in our formative years, but we can´t help shivering when we hear about microbiologists reanimating long-dormant lethal viruses. And those biologists working to make human limbs grow back: Haven´t we seen that film? Don´t the guys in lab coats all die in the first reel? They may sound cinematic, but the incredible research projects on the following pages are not imaginary. They´re real, funded ventures by respected scientists. They have perfectly rational goals. They also happen to creep us out.