Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath through a pre-K class like a lion through a herd of gazelles

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Imagination Is Ancient

September 11, 2017

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

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Joseph Fins writes, “The last time I saw Margaret Worthen was in November 2012. She was in New York participating in a study of patients with severe brain injury. As soon as I walked into her room, I knew something had changed. She was still immobile, but she noticed my presence, was more attentive and engaged…”

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Research university leaders see wake-up call in data on sharp partisan divide on higher education, and deep cuts proposed by Trump

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With the availability of home genetic testing kits from companies such as “23andMe” and “Ancestry DNA,” more people will be getting information about their genetic lineage and what races and ethnicities of the world are included in their DNA

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Zack Berger writes, “:Every week I precept (teach and supervise) in the residents’ internal medicine clinic at the Outpatient Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital, on Caroline Street in Baltimore, Md. The patients are mostly Baltimoreans, mostly African-Americans, though an increasing number are Spanish-speaking immigrants”

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Bioethics Fellows Look Forward

December 21, 2016

At a recent reunion, senior bioethics scholars and filmmakers joined current and former fellows to discuss communication and contribution to a healthy national dialogue in 2017 and beyond.

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When a mutation doesn’t spell disease… Researchers worry about misinforming people about the risk of disease

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