This briefing note from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines the current and potential applications of AI in healthcare, its limits, and the ethical issues arising from its use

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Sajni Chakrabarti’s parents were staggered when doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital told them that the 7-year-old girl’s puzzling symptoms — several falls, trouble moving her pinky finger while playing the violin — were caused by a rare and malignant brain tumor

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How Much Can We Know?

May 9, 2018

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature’s deepest questions

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Simon Baron-Cohen absorbs the grave revelations in a study on a paediatrician enmeshed in autism’s history

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Something happened at the funeral. Something was making people incredibly sick. And local health workers had no idea what it was

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Transgressing Nature?

May 2, 2018

Increasingly, science offers new ways for human beings to design, create and control living organisms. Among other avenues of research, work towards the creation of ‘artificial’ (or, as they used to be called, ‘synthetic’) gametes has attracted considerable media attention over recent decades

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To improve health care, researchers need to study diseases as they occur: in combination

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A pair of neuroscientists are working with Major League Baseball to help measure the mental aspects of a batter’s swing

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