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When coronavirus patients don’t have time to wait: Pandemic forces ethical shift in assessing treatments

The Scientist | 
Normally, it takes about eight years to move a drug through clinical trials and approval by the US Food and ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t ready for biomarkers that could predict how long we’ll live

The Scientist | 
Over the past several years, scientists have identified four genetic and molecular biomarkers that potentially predict human and animal longevity ...
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Transplant shortage? Don’t generate human organs in animals, use stem cell technology to develop organoids

The Scientist | 
Xenotransplantation experiments, generating human organs in animals for transplantation, are being conducted in sheep, pigs, and, recently, in nonhuman primates ...
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Why comatose infants make ideal test subjects for brain-reviving technology

The Scientist | 
A recent Nature paper describing an artificial blood perfusion used in an attempt to restore brain function after pigs were ...
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Defining life: Why we need to identify the boundary between living things and AI robots

The Scientist | 
They’re advancing artificial intelligence (AI) to create next-gen personalized robots that can read human emotions in real time. What will ...
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Japan wants to use stem cells to treat paralysis—but ethical questions remain

The Scientist | 
On February 18, 2019, The Asahi Shimbun reported, “Ministry [of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan] OKs 1st iPS [induced pluripotent ...
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Viewpoint: Creation of synthetic DNA demands ethical boundaries for its use

The Scientist | 
A study published [February 21] expands the redesign of the 4-billion-year-old genetic code from a four-nucleotide base-pair alphabet to an eight-base-pair ...
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New techniques could transform epigenetics research, ameliorating diseases

The Scientist | 
Epigenetics, the study of mechanisms by which genes are turned on or off without altering their genetic code or DNA ...
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Viewpoint: Consumer DNA tests promise more than they can deliver

The Scientist | 
Over the past few years, many [DNA testing companies] have branched out into the realm of precision health, treading into ...
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