What a little data can do....
Until it applies to them.
There have been two big "read this" moments in the news lately. Neither are getting the press I think they deserve, but both strike me as research milestones that will change the world in real ways for lots of people.
Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant
Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk
They also point to why we need to support research and support researchers, like hint hint Charlotte's Helix. Researchers and funders put in years and years to make any of these things possible, with little credit or kudos, until and unless it pans out. These are the rock stars we should be cheering for, following, and with whom we can choose to sing along!