Should we get rid of them? The pesky insect is the deadliest animal in human history

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Researchers were surprised at the high reading level required to understand consent forms and how many difficult words appear in informed consent documents. “Ethically, it is important to patients to understand the options available to them,” says Nancy E. Kass, deputy director for public health at the Berman Institute

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Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money

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The concern is largely ethical. The reality is that biologists probably couldn’t produce designer babies even if they wanted to

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But only because we can’t. Gene experts speculate that our worst gene-editing fears won’t come true because they are too complex for us to pull them off

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But what are the limits?

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He wants to give it away for free. A Harvard scientist thinks he’s reached a new milestone: a genetic test that help identify people who are at high risk of heart attacks. Can he convince doctors to use it?

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The generic version of Crestor — rosuvastatin — cost Patrik Swanljung of Anacortes, Wash., about $38 less when he bought it through a website rather than using his health insurance. Consumers are finding that they can sometimes save money on their drug costs by not using their insurance

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