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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Dear Mr. Trump

November 28, 2016

Climate Policy Puts Lives in Your Hands. Travis Rieder on Mr. Trump’s moral responsibility to pursue environmental policies that limit human suffering and death

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Will Trump intervene? How will a Donald J. Trump administration handle these ethically delicate materials?

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What Experimental Drug?

October 11, 2016

Most companies don’t post compassionate use policies

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Police want a sample. They can do it the easy way, or they can do it the hard way

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