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Stem cell tourism: Shady treatments are being offered–even in the United States

[W]e're just starting clinical trials to determine if we can use [stem] cells effectively. But that hasn't stopped people from ...
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How we are developing a coronavirus vaccine so quickly

Just six months ago, when the death toll from the coronavirus stood at one and neither it nor the disease it caused had ...
‘Vaccine nationalism’: Will the spoils go to the victors in the vaccine race?

‘Vaccine nationalism’: Will the spoils go to the victors in the vaccine race?

Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine candidates are currently being developed. The way emerging vaccines will be distributed to those who need them ...
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Sputnik V: Putin claims win in ‘vaccine race,’ as Russia registers first COVID-19 shot amid concerns it is compromising safety

Russia registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin said, marking a milestone in the fight against the novel ...
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Beyond anti-vax activism, what could slow embrace of COVID-19 vaccines? Production and logistics

Once a vaccine is approved, every American won't be able to get it at once. That sets up the unenviable ...
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‘I was wrong’: Why we shouldn’t start giving COVID-19 vaccinations now

I wrote a blog post [on August 2] that has generated tremendous pushback, including an op-ed in the New York Times as well as ...
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Viewpoint: How COVID-19 has brought America to its knees

Despite ample warning, the U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus. And despite its considerable advantages—immense resources, biomedical ...
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Viewpoint: China should not be given a pass for its central role in creating the COVID-19 scourge

[A]s evidence grows that the… deadly Covid-19 pandemic may stem from a Wuhan virology lab’s accidental leak followed by a ...
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90 quack COVID cures and counting: Dr. Joe Mercola added to FDA list of fraudsters promoting bogus cures

[T]he FDA has issued more than 90 warning letters about fraudulent products claiming to prevent or cure the disease. While the bulk ...
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Podcast: Global population crash; Pesticide bans backfire; beef producing CRISPR male cows

CRISPR could enable farmers to produce more beef from fewer cattle, boosting farm sustainability. Lawsuits designed to get pesticides and ...
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Coronavirus highlights why the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is ripe for overhaul

[Palantir] has been hired and has assigned 45 staff to a project “designed to predict surges in NHS demand during the ...
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‘America’s Frontline Doctors’? Who are the far-right PACs funding ‘quack’ MDs that recommend ‘no masks’ and ‘use hydroxychloroquine’?

[T]he latest video to go viral from apparent experts, quietly backed by dark money political organizations, [evangelized] treatments for or ...
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Another Phase III study finds hydroxychloroquine ineffective

[H]ydroxychloroquine – the malaria and autoimmune disease drug that President Donald Trump promoted as a potential “game changer” early in ...
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Podcast: Mapping Humanity—How modern genetics is changing criminal justice, personalized medicine, and our identities

Innovations in genetics are already changing our lives for the better, and will continue to do so. Using gene-editing technology, ...
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Who gets the first vaccines? Elderly? Front-line workers? Vulnerable minorities?

Someone will have to decide which of the world’s 7.8 billion people gets first crack at returning to a more ...
Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

While still highly theoretical when it comes to eliminating disabilities, gene editing has drawn the attention of the disability community ...
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Wanted: Volunteers willing to risk getting sick from the coronavirus for the greater good

The Covid-19 Prevention Network, which knits together the existing federal clinical trial infrastructure developed largely to test HIV vaccines and ...
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Ethicists argue for prioritizing safety over speed in pushing for coronavirus vaccine approvals

[W]ithin six months of SARS-CoV-2 appearing on the scene, over 140 vaccine candidates are in the pipeline and clinical trials ...
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Podcast: Europe suspends GMO rules to speed COVID vaccine; genes and coronavirus; Keto diet fights Alzheimer’s?

Europe has suspended some of its oppressive GMO regulations to speed development of a COVID-19 vaccine, drawing accusations of hypocrisy ...
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What’s the future of GMOs in Europe? Global food security in the midst of COVID. Watch Webinar Wed Jul 29, 10AM ET w/Sonny Perdue and Jon Entine

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we can't take food security for granted.  As the "heart ...
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In the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, ethical concerns abound

How do we ethically test it in people? Can people be forced to get the vaccine if they don’t want it? ...
Facing taboos: Conversation with GLP's Jon Entine on sustainable agriculture, race and sports, 'Jewish genetics' and social investing

Facing taboos: Conversation with GLP’s Jon Entine on sustainable agriculture, race and sports, ‘Jewish genetics’ and social investing

Jon Entine is an American science writer. He is the founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, a ...
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Planned Parenthood distances itself from its eugenics roots, removes founder Margaret Sanger’s name from its NYC building

[Planned Parenthood founder Margaret] Sanger, a public health nurse who opened the first birth control clinic in the United States ...
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Civilization inflection point? China posed to pass US as world leader in biotechnology

China is edging forward as a world leader in the biotech sector, one expert said. “Biotechnologies, including synthetic biology, are ...
COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

COVID-19 undercount: CDC now says as many as 24 times more people in the US infected

[A] study, published [July 21] in JAMA Internal Medicine [determined that the true number of U.S. coronavirus cases could be ...
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Three vaccines show the most promise in stimulating immune responses

Vaccines being developed by University of Oxford researchers and AstraZeneca; Pfizer and German partner BioNTech; and China’s CanSino Biologics all ...
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Artificial consent: Unproven AI making key decisions about patients health care without their knowledge

At a growing number of prominent hospitals and clinics around the country, clinicians are turning to AI-powered decision support tools ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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