Just as another left-hander sits down to work in the Oval Office, the laterality research community is in the midst of a veritable dustup. The controversy? Whether or not a group of British researchers found a gene that is responsible for left-handedness. If you're daring enough to dig into the debate, read this editorial commentary by McManus et al. and watch the sparks fly!

What do I think? It's a punt, but I think we have to wait and see. Science is like that. What I like, though, is the persisting mystery of it all; this nut just refuses to be cracked.
AuthorDavid Wolman