Friday, July 8, 2011

Harry Potter and Well of Medical Research

Who knew the world of Harry Potter was such a rich source of material for medical researchers?
For more than a decade, the phenomenally popular series has provided grist for studies on topics ranging from genetics to social cognition to autism.
PubMed, an online database of medical studies, lists 30 studies that invoke the young wizard — "Harry Potter and the Recessive Allele," "Harry Potter and the Structural Biologist's (Key)stone," even "Harry Potter Casts a Spell on Accident-Prone Children."

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