Welcome to the New Site

October 3, 2018

Welcome to the totally redesigned Issues website. We’ve changed just about everything on the site to make it more attractive, more searchable, more current, more useful to students and teachers, and more fun to explore. Here are a few new features you’ll want to explore:

Art galleries. The print edition of Issues has for many years featured art that is related to the topics addressed in the articles or that uses technology in innovative ways in the creative process. Thanks to the generous permission of the artists, we are now able to include much of their work online and to provide links to more info about the artists and more images and videos. We begin by including from the Fall 2018 edition the work of painter William Utermohlen, which reflects the changes occurring as he developed Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve added a few more galleries from earlier editions and will be adding more galleries in the future.

Explore by topic/issue. We’ve made it simple to explore from the homepage to find entire past issues, which often contain special sections that include a mix of articles that approach a single topic from a variety of perspectives, or to find a number of articles on any given topic to make it easy to see how our knowledge and understanding of a specific area has evolved over time.

News updates. Almost every day one can find stories in the popular press that touch on the science, technology, and health policy topics that are examined in Issues. Our updates will alert you to current debates about these topics and will provide links to Issues articles in which experts have explained the underlying science and policy in more detail.

Frequent new material. The only way to see all the articles as soon as they are published is to become a subscriber to the print edition, but over time we do make all the articles available for free. We will be upping the pace at which we post new material. Every week there will be at least one new feature, perspective, or book review. We hope that you visit us regularly to see this new material and to check the news updates.

This is just a taste of what you will find. Please wander through the site on your own. And keep coming back. Our new platform will enable us to post more art, more videos, and more additional material, so the site will continue to improve.

Our goal is to make the site more accessible, more enjoyable, and more helpful to you. Please let us know if you like the changes and if you have suggestions for further improvements.

Kevin Finneran, Editor-in-Chief