— and it’s driving a business worth billions. Adam Tanner, a fellow at Harvard’s institute for quantitative social science and author of a new book on the topic, Our Bodies, Our Data, said that patients generally don’t know that their most personal information – what diseases they test positive for, what surgeries they have had – is the stuff of multibillion-dollar business

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Overwhelmed counsellors and medical staff in Sierra Leone must contend with suspicion and a collapse in funding

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President-elect Donald Trump’s team has asked Collins to remain in his job for an unknown period

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Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress disorder or even heart disease

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The United States faces a major problem with prescription drug prices. Even as the prices of most goods and services have barely budged in recent years, the cost of drugs has surged

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Experts are renewing calls to allow experiments on embryos beyond 14 days of development, saying it would drive medical breakthroughs

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On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a disturbing report about the death of an elderly woman in Washoe County, Nev. What killed her wasn’t heart disease, cancer or pneumonia. What killed her were bacteria that were resistant to every antibiotic doctors could throw at them

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The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research. says Debra Mathews, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins, expressed concern “We know that trust is a critical factor in folks participating in research, and we’ve seen in recent years the impact of when that trust is breached…”

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