More than a million Americans have donated genetic information and medical data for research projects. But how that information gets used varies a lot, depending on the philosophy of the organizations that have gathered the data

Quick Read

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances

Quick Read

Today, WHO announces it is the first of the United Nations agencies to join a coalition of research funders and charitable foundations (cOAlition S), an initiative to make full and immediate open access to research publications a reality

Quick Read

Evidence-based medicine has made progress since doctors’ infamous bloodletting of George Washington, but less than you might think

Quick Read

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic

Quick Read

Kevin Esvelt of MIT writes, “The epidemic of Lyme disease is an ecological problem of our own making: We have inadvertently altered our environment to maximize the number of infected ticks. The question today is whether we should consider altering the genomes of wild animals to undo that mistake.”

Quick Read

Harsh measures, or even threats of them, can lead to the avoidance of prenatal care entirely

Quick Read

Deep Brain Stimulation

August 14, 2019

DBS is an incredibly promising intervention for intractable neurological and psychiatric illness. What are the risks?

Quick Read