The work has engaged new actors, built a movement of parties interested in the issues, and influenced the agendas of global institutions such as the World Health Organization. Featuring our Adnan Hyder

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TWO US states are considering using the synthetic painkiller fentanyl as part of the cocktail of drugs used to execute prisoners on death row

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A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs

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Luis Ramirez has lived in the U.S. without immigration papers for two decades, but he is more worried about deportation now than ever before

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‘Ethics Dumping’

December 13, 2017

The dark side of international research. Knowingly inflicting severe harm on human beings for the purpose of research is one of the most serious human rights abuses possible. Cases of exploitation in research have been used to illustrate unacceptable practices since the mid-20th century

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A technology feared for its potential as a bioweapon is attracting interest from farmers as a way to control pests

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Many people fear death partly because of the perception they might suffer increasing pain and other awful symptoms the nearer it gets. There’s often the belief palliative care may not alleviate such pain, leaving many people to die excruciating deaths

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Though nine million kids across the U.S. get their health insurance through CHIP, Congress let the program expire Sept. 30. Since then, states have been burning through the cash that remains in their CHIP accounts, and parents, doctors and state officials are wondering if Congress will save what has traditionally been a popular program with strong bipartisan support

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