JHU faculty, staff, students discuss their plans to participate in Saturday’s March for Science in Washington, D.C.

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Nicholas Bagley: The states face two enormous obstacles to achieving near-universal coverage on their own. First, the states don’t have the same fiscal capacity as the federal government. Keep in mind that the ACA is a large, countercyclical spending program

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A collaborative initiative, led by our Cynda Rushton, offers recommendations to build moral resilience

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Imagine a scenario, perhaps a few years from now, in which Canada decides to release thousands of mosquitoes genetically modified to fight the spread of a devastating mosquito-borne illness. While Canada has deemed these lab-made mosquitoes ethical, legal and safe for both humans and the environment, the US has not. Months later, by accident and circumstance, the engineered skeeters show up across the border

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In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists. Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate student, Kazutoshi Takahashi, re-energized the field by devising a technique to “reprogram” any adult cell

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Eggs from Skin Cells?

January 11, 2017

Here’s Why the Next Fertility Technology Will Open Pandora’s Box. Experts warn that a potential IVF breakthrough could have unintended social consequences

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A transformation of the delivery of health care may be an enduring legacy for the president, even as Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act

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Kathy L. Hudson, Ph.D., and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.: The Cures Act, formally known as H.R. 34 or the 21st Century Cures Act,1 passed overwhelmingly in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in the waning days of the 114th Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 13, 2016

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