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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A paralysed woman has learned to use a brain implant to communicate by thought alone. It is the first time a brain–computer interface has been used at home in a person’s day-to-day life, without the need for doctors and engineers to recalibrate the device

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Every day, millions of people take to search engines with common concerns, such as “How can I lose weight?” or “How can I be productive?” In return, they find articles that offer simple advice and quick solutions, supposedly based on what “studies have shown.” A closer look at these articles, however, reveals a troubling absence of scientific rigor

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“Tell me,” my patient’s daughter asked at the other end of the phone line. “Is she stable?” I wasn’t sure how to answer.

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