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Patenting the genes of marine life and what it means for medicine

[Marine animal] DNA is included among thousands of patents owned by BASF, which calls itself “the largest chemical producer in the ...
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Should we strive to engineer better humans?

While proposals like cognitive or moral enhancements to help create a less doomsday-prone population are quite speculative (and on occasion, ...
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How crowdfunding is being used for ‘dubiuous, possibly dangerous’ alternative cancer treatments

It’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health ...
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Viewpoint: Federal marijuana regulations defy ‘common sense’, hindering autism and epilepsy research

A few years ago, I began to see children in my practice who seemingly responded to marijuana-derived extracts. And as ...
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Do children have a right to know about a parent’s serious hereditary disease?

Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun ...
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‘Voluntary euthanasia’: Are we ready to harvest organs while donors are still alive?

In the dystopian society of Nobel prizewinner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, cloned people are raised to provide organs for ...
9-12-2018 evangelina-1_wide-267f794d54b9d55b0b0f8624970b5d94e8f25ab9-s1500-c85

Did California’s $3 billion stem cell bet pay off?

It was an extraordinary political proposal: Approve a $3 billion bond measure to fund the cutting-edge science of stem cell ...
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Viewpoint: Study participants should have the right to their own results

Study participants nearly always want their own results. But few get them. … The ethical concern with giving an individual ...
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Olympic genes? China will use genetic tests to help choose its athletes

Chinese athletes aiming to represent their country in the 2022 Winter Olympics will undergo genetic testing as part of the ...
Could a fake surgery really make you feel better?

Could a fake surgery really make you feel better?

Did you know placebo surgery occur? Some believe they are the next realm of understanding more about the effect of ...
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Microdosing claims put to the test: Researchers looking at psilocybin mushrooms for depression

Microdosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the “trip” dose of a psychedelic drug, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations but ...
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When is it time for a scientist to call out peers over questionable research?

Sooner or later, every researcher is likely to wonder: What’s the best way to address faulty or misleading information in ...
8-22-2018 skin-cancer

Quest to fight skin cancer with machine learning may have a diversity problem

As the rates of melanoma for all Americans continue a 30-year climb, dermatologists have begun exploring new technologies to try ...
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Seeking a new path for FDA regulation of revolutionary medical treatments

Researchers are developing therapies that could permanently alter a patient’s genes... . The early results are promising. Patients would live ...
8-22-2018 SyntheticPot082018

Synthetic marijuana has a real problem: Nobody knows what’s in it

[Recently], more than 70 people overdosed on the synthetic marijuana known as K2 during a single 24 hour period in New Haven, ...
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Viewpoint: Drug developers are abandoning current Alzheimer’s patients. Why is no one complaining?

Although the latest analysis of experimental Alzheimer’s drugs finds that literally zero are being tested in late-stage clinical trials to treat moderate ...
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Approval of marijuana treatment for epilepsy could be boost for autism research

The United States has approved, for the first time, a compound derived from marijuana to treat certain types of epilepsy ...
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Mainstream medicine? US health officials want to ease restrictions on gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly ...
8-8-2018 genetic-testing

Why genetic tests could affect your insurance coverage in the future

Taking a genetic test in your 20s or 30s could, indeed, affect your ability to get long-term-care insurance later — ...
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Viewpoint: There’s danger in overselling the benefits of routine DNA sequencing

For decades the potential of stem cells to cure all disease was promised. Today’s reality is that the few worthy ...
8-6-2018 Roulette and piles of gambling chips on a green table.

Does popular antipsychotic drug Abilify cause ‘uncontrollable urges’ to gamble, eat and have sex?

By the time she stopped taking aripiprazole — an antipsychotic sold under the brand name Abilify — [Denise Miley had] ...
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Genome scientist Craig Venter accused of stealing trade secrets from company he helped create

Craig Venter is not a man to balk at breaking a few eggs to make a scientific omelette. The maverick ...
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Privacy pledge: Consumer genetic-testing firms agree to new rules

Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday [July 31] to be upfront when they ...
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Reproductive medicine could become entangled in the ’embryos are people’ debate

The announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of [July] and President Trump’s nomination of ...
7-23-2018 170503-brian-vastag-mn-1026_3247718097a65e8b08ad723f162360f6

Inside the battle to convince insurers that chronic fatigue syndrome is a legitimate illness

[Reporter Brian Vastag’s career] came to an end in July 2012, when he found himself afflicted by a mysterious and ...
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Why cancer research should focus more on African genomes

In the past, African patients have had poor access to medical advances, even as scientists use them as research subjects ...
7-22-2018 fet

Frozen embryos: Who owns them and do they have legal rights?

With the number of frozen embryos in the United States soaring into the millions, disputes over who owns them are ...
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Machines that decide ‘who lives and who dies’? AI community pledges never to build them

Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and ...