The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Boston water emergency: How a hospital operates without water: Massachusetts General Hospital is forced to operate without tap water or ice and only a limited amount of bottled water after two major pipe ruptures left much of Boston without potable water.
The best and worst places in the world to be a mom: Save the Children releases its annual list of the best and worst places for mothers.
Two robust fragile X syndrome findings intersect: Stanford researchers using advanced, noninvasive imaging techniques show how the brains of very young boys with fragile X syndrome differ from those of young boys without it, providing critical information for the development of treatments for the condition.
Pokemon-style game created to teach medical students about infection: Two physicians, who founded a gaming company that hopes to harness geek culture for medical education, have created a Pokemon-style game that teaches medical students about infectious diseases.
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