“Working in advocacy is a way to deal with burnout,” said Dr. Jessica Beard, a trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia

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In last year’s action film “Rampage,” which featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, CRISPR gene-editing technology turns a gorilla, a wolf, and a crocodile into monsters the size of skyscrapers that destroy Chicago.

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Helping the Displaced

September 13, 2018

Dean Ellen MacKenzie writes ‘We must protect the health—and human rights—of those forced from their homes.’ – featuring commentary on Berman Institute scholarship

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Patients and their advocates are getting an ever-larger voice in how medical research is carried out. They participate in the design of experiments and have a greater say in what outcomes they care about most — and it’s not always simply living longer

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Don’t let Vera Sharav fool you. A former librarian, she’s diminutive and refined, partial to pearls, classical music, and ballet. But she’s also a streetfighter: one of the most effective and passionate — some would say extreme — advocates for the rights of medical research subjects in the US.

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