And humans could be next. Biologist George Church says the idea is to live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old

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How Much Can We Know?

May 9, 2018

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature’s deepest questions

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Simon Baron-Cohen absorbs the grave revelations in a study on a paediatrician enmeshed in autism’s history

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They’re the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments.

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Vulnerable groups, such as children, prisoners and people with limited mental capacity, are usually excluded from drug trials. And, until quite recently, it was considered unethical to test drugs on pregnant women, too… But the tide is turning

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The cloned animals look alike, but have distinct personalities and demeanors and cloning companies should be upfront about that, ethicists say. “What often is driving the transaction, I think, is that people want it to be a rebirth of their pet,” said Alan Regenberg, with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it

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It’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it

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