Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases. With comments from our Nancy Kass

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“We have created a place to come talk about research ethics that’s different from the IRB. It is an educational opportunity,” says Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH, PhD, core faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Taylor is lead author of a recent paper on a national research ethics consultation (REC) collaborative

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The president of FamilyTreeDNA, one of the country’s largest at-home genetic testing companies, has apologized to its users for failing to disclose that it was sharing DNA data with federal investigators working to solve violent crimes

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The research, to be published in the March issue of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, represents an ambitious attempt to show that, through a series of events, human activity was affecting the climate long before the industrial revolution and global warming

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12 patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in The New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures

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The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism

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“We’re Still Waiting”

February 4, 2019

As cystic fibrosis drugs deliver new hope, not everyone is being swept up by scientific progress

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Desperate people can make $30 donating plasma, up to 104 times a year, in this $20 billion industry

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