“We can’t stop progress with words on paper,” Denis Rebrikov said, when asked about international efforts to ban such research. Rebrikov spoke about his plans, addressing the scientific arguments against his CCR5 target and specifics about his ultimate aims and the prospect of his controversial experiment moving forward

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Backers of Maryland’s stem cell ecosystem hope a federal judge’s ruling last week in a Florida case that the Food and Drug Administration can regulate stem cell treatments is the first step toward protecting their legitimacy. With comments from our Debra Mathews

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The agency said two patients received donated stool that had not been screened for drug-resistant germs, leading it to halt clinical trials until researchers prove proper testing procedures are in place

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An injured bioethicist learned firsthand how desperately patients with severe pain need the relief of powerful drugs—and how little support they get to stop taking them. Our Travis Rieder shares an essay adapted from his forthcoming book ‘In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids’

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Hopkins on the Hill

June 14, 2019

Hopkins on the Hill event highlights 21 projects that received funding from 16 different government agencies. Event Showcases the Impact, Value, and Range of Federally Funded Research at Johns Hopkins. Featuring our Joseph Ali, and Mario Macis

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Our Jessica Fanzo on hunger, obesity, food security, and food ethics at the ‘Bringing Johns Hopkins to New York’ event, June 6, 2019

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To see if they’re safe for us. Gene-editing company eGenesis is now carrying out experiments to help solve a critical shortage of human organs available for transplant

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NIH Director Francis Collins writes, “Starting now, when I consider speaking invitations, I will expect a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities. If that attention to inclusiveness is not evident in the agenda, I will decline to take part.”

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