Flint, Michigan residents couldn’t get answers about their water – so they did their own research. Andrew Maynard on citizens setting the science agenda

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CRISPR Conversation Starter

January 21, 2016

Our Alan Regenberg talks with Chemistry World about the ethics of human gene editing

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One of the problems with river blindness is that it doesn’t kill you

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‘I Am Drowning’

January 12, 2016

The voices of people with medical debt. Our article on Americans’ struggles with medical debt generated thousands of reader comments. More than 1,200 readers wrote us to answer our question: “How have medical bills changed your life?”

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A group led by researchers at the Toronto General Research Institute and Canadian Blood Services have tested a combination of drugs on Ebola, and published their findings in the Journal of Neglected Diseases. Anyone who has kept even one eye on the news would not consider Ebola “neglected,” but this team argues that it is—not due to lack of interest, but due to lack of access to the correct facilities

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Before spending the money, the foundation must reach “mutual agreement” with the NIH and its donors — including the NFL — on the “research concepts” that will be addressed, as well as on “timeline, budget, and specific milestones to accomplish the research,” according to a signed agreement obtained by STAT

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America’s soaring drug prices are suddenly getting lots of attention. For that, you can thank Martin Shkreli, the much-loathed CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who recently raised the price of an anti-parasitic drug by 5,500 percent. Overnight, a single tablet went from $13.50 to $750, making an essential medicine unreachable for some

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Once a county executes someone, it becomes easier — even more encouraged — to do it again

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