The author argues, “researchers are looking into industrial production of octopus for food. It’s a terrible idea.”

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A quiet but revolutionary new nat’l health policy goes into effect this week, ushering in changes that could lead to important medical discoveries that benefit most Americans. One problem. Implementing the change will require that our country’s health researchers make some fundamental changes in how they do business

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When entities such as health plans and health care providers handle personal health information, they are often subject to data privacy regulation. But amid a flood of new forms of health data, some third parties have figured out ways to avoid some data privacy laws, developing what we call “shadow health records”

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Dhruv Khullar writes that in a health system riddled with inequity, we risk making dangerous biases automated and invisible.

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In the future, we may be making eggs and sperm from our skin. A lot has to happen first. With comments from our Travis Rieder

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Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by our Brendan Saloner and colleagues suggests. The finding, they say, represents a missed opportunity to prevent future fatal overdoses in a state that leads the nation in these deaths

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Unproven therapies should not be marketed to patients.

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Listening to the experience of my roommate in the cancer ward was like a kind of sonar, an echo bouncing back to me from my own future path, hinting at what’s to come

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