For three years, Dr. Robert Green, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been painstakingly gathering genetic data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients, trying to figure out whether genetic differences explain why the disease progresses over a quarter century in some people and kills others within five years

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Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, said the studies would help doctors decide which treatments would work best for which patients

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Modernizing Food Safety

September 5, 2013

Each year, 48 million Americans get foodborne illnesses. 15% of the US food supply is imported from 150 countries. In an effort to promote the safety of imported food, the FDA proposed new regulations for importers

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Comprehensive Database

March 15, 2013

New Database is ‘Stepping-Stone’ to Full Assessment of Protections for Human Research Subjects

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“It is ethically unacceptable that millions who live in the U.S. do not have guaranteed access to adequate health care.” Ruth Faden on inadequate access and healthcare’s other moral failings

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President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues held its first meeting on July 8 and 9, 2010

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