More than a million Americans have donated genetic information and medical data for research projects. But how that information gets used varies a lot, depending on the philosophy of the organizations that have gathered the data

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Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare

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The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances

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Until appropriate safeguards are in place, we need a moratorium on biometric technology that identifies individuals, says Kate Crawford

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Evidence-based medicine has made progress since doctors’ infamous bloodletting of George Washington, but less than you might think

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“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic

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Allison Snow writes, “When I first learned about Mice Against Ticks, I was shocked but also intrigued… The outcome of this radical intervention might influence how society views the acceptability of altering the genes of other animals, and perhaps even our own.”

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Kevin Esvelt of MIT writes, “The epidemic of Lyme disease is an ecological problem of our own making: We have inadvertently altered our environment to maximize the number of infected ticks. The question today is whether we should consider altering the genomes of wild animals to undo that mistake.”

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