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Pick of the week

Prosthetics

3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To mark this, this week’s pick is an article about Richard Whitehead, a world record-breaking marathon runner who was born without legs. How have technologies changed for disabled athletes? Could some of these technologies provide an advantage over non-disabled competitors?

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