As the debate around fetal tissue donation ballooned in the wake of the viral Planned Parenthood sting videos, I reported on how the medical research community is feeling the impact—and what that means for people who suffer from diseases like cancer.
I tracked down David Daleiden's mentor and interviewed her about her role in the now-infamous Planned Parenthood "investigation" and how she went from pro-life to anti-abortion and eventually became a prominent anti-vaxx activist.
I spent weeks poring over court documents and police reports in cases of school shootings (or thwarted school shootings). The result was a massively detailed spreadsheet, which gave way to this polished little data set to accompany Mark Follman's feature on how law enforcement work to identify and stop mass shooters before they strike.
My first national magazine feature, in which I embedded with abstinence educators in Tennessee to take readers inside the classroom while I grappled with the program's impact on my adolescent self. The piece also examines Tennessee's restrictive sex education policy and how it stacks up against national policy.
A botanist makes the discovery of a lifetime—the only known plant of its kind, tucked away in an field along the Pacific coast.