The human immune system can hinder the gene-editing tool, though there could be ways around it

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8 Billion Angels Documentary

January 12, 2018

Our Travis Rieder and Executive Producer Terry Spahr join host Dan Loney to discuss the documentary “8 Billion Angels” about the consumption rate of the earth’s previous and limited resources

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It’s a microscopic case of mistaken identity. A new study published in PLOS Pathogens has found that a 16th-century mummified child may have actually been infected by an ancient strain of hepatitis B, not smallpox as scientists believed for decades

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A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.

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Pfizer, one of the world’s largest drug companies, announced over the weekend that it would stop work on new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The reason? Pfizer believes that research on the two diseases doesn’t make sense financially

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The Trump administration wants to make a major change to Medicaid, but there’s not a lot of evidence for one of its key assertions

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Bioethics in Action

January 12, 2018

This two-part series, uses resources in The New York Times to help students explore difficult ethical questions

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Do You Belong to You?

January 10, 2018

A recent court case grapples with whether we own our own DNA and the information it contains. The answer has implications for research, privacy, commerce, and how we live our lives. With comments from our Michelle Huckaby Lewis

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