China’s fitness-is-best message has largely been the handiwork of Coca-Cola and other Western food and beverage giants, according to a pair of new studies that document how those companies have helped shape decades of Chinese science and public policy on obesity and illnesses like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension

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The health system is boosting its investment in Epicured, which provides meals for patients with digestive diseases. “Transparency has to be meaningful, honest, consistent and understandable,” said Dr. Ruth Faden, founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in Baltimore

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A police officer on the late shift in an Ohio town recently received an unusual call from Facebook. Earlier that day, a local woman wrote a Facebook post saying she was walking home and intended to kill herself when she got there, according to a police report on the case

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How do you stop a mad scientist? We’ve been doing it in fiction for centuries…

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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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Do New Tools Need New Ethics?

September 7, 2018

Scarcely a week goes by without the announcement of another breakthrough owing to advancing biotechnology. Each puts pressure on current policy guidelines and approaches. But do the tools created during different eras in science demand new ethics guidelines and policies? Our Jeffrey Kahn shares his opinion

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In a letter to the Baltimore Sun, a group of geneticists, genetic counselors, and ethicists, including our Debra Mathews, supports efforts to reunite immigrant families as quickly as possible, while raising serious concerns about the use of DNA testing as a means of achieving this goal

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Oscar Benevidez, MD writes ‘As a pediatrician, I’m aware of the overwhelming evidence that prolonged, highly stressful experiences during childhood, such as forcible family separation, causes long-lasting injury to the developing brain and harms health.’

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