Issue 24: Blood
The lifeblood of Lateral is both art and science, so this month we thought we'd pump them both up to the max. In conjunction with the Science Gallery Melbourne's inaugural exhibition, we're covering this issue in the dark stickiness of blood. The exhibition explores the themes of taboo, stigma, identity, health, giving and future — and there's also a bunch of events.
This issue is dripping and oozing with bloody stories about the art in the exhibition, the forgotten history of circulation, whether men who have sex with men should be allowed to donate blood, early disease detection using RNA in your blood and what we can learn from those who contract HIV without ever getting AIDS.
Cover illustration by Shruti Kotecha.