Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people — and governments

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Caira Conner writes, “I’ve had three different mysterious chronic illnesses. Each time, the struggle to figure out what was wrong drove me further down the online rabbit hole.”

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An international commission, including our Jeffrey Kahn, has been convened by the NAM, NAS, and the Royal Society with the participation of science & medical academies around the world, to develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing

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Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether

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The judge, state Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo, in March ordered that a hospital retrieve the sperm from 21-year-old Peter Zhu before he was taken off life support, following a request from his parents

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Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible

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“It happens a lot,” Siefman says. The Unity Health Care clinic, where Melanie Siefman practices, serves mostly low-income, mostly African-American patients. She says her patients often miss vaccinations because of struggles in their parents’ lives

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An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials

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