Many people don’t realize that their leftover tissue, blood or other samples – otherwise known as “biospecimens” – taken during a visit to the doctor or hospital might be stripped of identifying information and used in research without their consent

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A startup called Ambrosia will fill your veins with the blood of young people and empty your pockets of $8,000

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Joining the circulation of two mice weakened the younger one, but didn’t do much for the old one

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Piggybacking on contentious research, the startup Ambrosia is offering blood transfusions meant to rejuvenate people

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Blood During Ramadan

July 5, 2016

Our Peter Young looks at the ethical challenges around the use of blood products when religious and medical practices intersect

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One aspect of the downfall of Theranos is the blood-testing company’s leveraging of the Do-It-Yourself ethos to promote its product. Theranos provides consumers with a menu of more than 200 low-cost diagnostic blood tests for an array of drugs, ailments, deficiencies and diseases. It’s legal to order blood tests without consulting a doctor in about two dozen states. But should you?

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The last few months have witnessed the unraveling of the remarkable life sciences company Theranos, culminating in the latest news that federal regulators may ban founder Elizabeth Holmes from the blood-testing industry for at least two years… How has this widely acclaimed biomedical innovator fallen so far, so fast?

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Bowing to criticism, the founder and chief executive of the beleaguered medical testing company Theranos said on Monday that the firm would publish data validating the accuracy and reliability of its tests

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