The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to release a new definition for the term “healthy” this summer, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Friday at an event held by the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC

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Clear Up This Stem-Cell Mess

September 27, 2018

Confusion about mesenchymal stem cells is making it easier for people to sell unproven treatments, warn Douglas Sipp, Pamela G. Robey and Leigh Turner

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The FDA held a public meeting to talk about it, but no one could agree on what to call it

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A medical debate over the definition of death has led to some gruesome questions about exactly how far life can be stretched

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“Philosophers and theologians have argued for centuries about when personhood begins,” it read. “But scientists know when it begins. It begins at fertilization.” What troubled Gilbert, who is a developmental biologist, was the assertion that “scientists know.” “I couldn’t say when personhood begins, but I can say with absolute certainty scientists don’t have a consensus,” he says

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Our Alan Regenberg comments on hazy definitions of disease and the problematic rationale given for extending a ban on federal funding of CDC research into the underlying causes of gun violence

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