Just Deserts

October 4, 2018

Can we be held morally responsible for our actions? Yes, says Daniel Dennett. No, says Gregg Caruso. Reader, you decide

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Draft guidelines permit gene-editing tools for research into early human development

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A new study shows that fentanyl test strips nudge drug users to take extra precautions

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Maybe more than you think. In an effort to improve robotic swarming algorithms, an interdisciplinary team of scientists will study how the brain allows an animal to navigate and change its route while moving

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Mark Satta writes, ‘Health insurance—for those who can afford it—provides assistance to help people pay for health care, but for those Americans who distrust health care providers, having the funds to pay for health care probably won’t be enough to get them to seek out medical services’

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New biomedical techniques, like next-generation genome sequencing, are creating vast amounts of data and transforming the scientific landscape. They’re leading to unimaginable breakthroughs – but leaving researchers racing to keep up

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Scientists are allowed to conduct these experiments without obtaining consent from each individual participant because they are testing emergency medical procedures, and often the patients physically can’t respond

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Listen now: This month, Ethics Talk takes on why clinicians should care about food ethics and what they can do to address nutrition in clinical and community settings. Guests were our Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Dr. David Katz, and Haley Swartz

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