An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursday

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Our Travis Rieder continues the debate about climate change and the ethics of having children, via The Conversation

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Health officials trying to raise money to respond to the Zika outbreak say that their appeals are largely falling flat — and that the effort is shaping up as one of the most challenging hat-passing exercises they have ever seen

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The Extinction Invention

April 13, 2016

A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?

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We’ve been ignoring two important lessons from the CRISPR/Cas9 patent dispute: patent systems no longer fit the realities of how science works, and patents give their owners significant control over the fate and shape of technologies

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Doctors at the University Hospitals of Cleveland see an immediately recognizable symbol pop up alongside certain drugs when they sign in online these days to prescribe medications for patients: $$$$$

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It may sound like a strange idea to do nothing unless the driver does something, but it neatly sidesteps the complexities of autonomous car ethics that are currently causing auto manufacturers, researchers and philosophers plenty of headaches

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In August, the researchers began introducing the altered moths into outdoor cages in a field, where their mating habits will be monitored. If the results are promising, the transgenic moths will be released into a small cabbage patch next summer. It would be the first experimental release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to self-destruct

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