Jessie Szalay writes, “Like a growing number of potential parents, I’m questioning the ethics of bringing children into a warming world.” Travis Rieder — with the Berman Institute and author of Toward a Small Family Ethic — discusses these dilemmas throughout the US, and has found young audiences open to the issue

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Prominent University of Illinois at Chicago psychiatrist enrolled her young sons as healthy control subjects in troubled study

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In a letter to the Baltimore Sun, a group of geneticists, genetic counselors, and ethicists, including our Debra Mathews, supports efforts to reunite immigrant families as quickly as possible, while raising serious concerns about the use of DNA testing as a means of achieving this goal

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Oscar Benevidez, MD writes ‘As a pediatrician, I’m aware of the overwhelming evidence that prolonged, highly stressful experiences during childhood, such as forcible family separation, causes long-lasting injury to the developing brain and harms health.’

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Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a drug deal on your block or a beating at your school. For kids living in picket-fence suburbia, these experiences might be rare. But for their peers in urban poverty, they are all too commonplace

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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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The study also suggests that any reduction in payments associated with proposed cuts to the Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which operates in tandem with Medicaid in most states, could mean less access to care, said Brendan Saloner, a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Bloomberg School of Public Health

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