Fatal Flaws

Fatal Flaws illustration - Vikram MulliganAlthough prions are still much less well-known as agents of disease than viruses or bacteria, they are fascinating in so many ways: they have revolutionized our understanding of infection, they have exposed science  - once again - as a body contact sport and most important, they are beginning to shed crucial light on the most serious neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.