Stem cells are often touted as potential treatments for conditions like spinal cord injury, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. Two Indian doctors are already putting stem cells to use, curing some cases of blindness.
The British royal family was once known for certain disorders like hemophilia and porphyria. Anchor Marco Werman talks with medicine geneticist Alan Rushton. Rushton is the author of "Royal Maladies: Inherited Diseases in the Royal Houses of Europe."
Thousands of people in Sri Lanka have been struck by a mysterious and deadly kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause: pesticides and fertilizers. This story was reported as part of a joint investigation with the Center for Public Integrity.
e look back on the life and death of Lia Lee, the daughter of Hmong refugees immortalized in the best-selling book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." Host Marco Werman talks with author Anne Fadiman.