Fetal lambs lived for weeks in a fluid-filled bag. Tests to help premature babies could begin in three years

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What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. On Saturday, it returns in an HBO film with Oprah Winfrey portraying Lacks’ daughter Deborah. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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With comments from our Yoram Unguru. Requiring teens to get permission from their parents to participate in studies about behavioral health may make it harder to understand adolescent psychology – especially when drugs and alcohol are involved – a U.S. study suggests

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Thirty-nine Australian universities will now individually release the findings of a national research project on sexual assault and harassment on campus. This announcement follows intense criticism from student bodies and sexual assault activists after it was initially announced that the findings for individual universities would not be made public

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It has been 45 years since the nation learned that more than 600 African-American men from rural Alabama were experimented on without their consent, and left untreated in a notorious federally funded syphilis study

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Australian scientists are pushing for a relaxation of the laws surrounding gene editing technology to allow experiments to be performed on human embryos

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Scientists quickly concluded the Zika virus was the culprit. So when Zika returned last year during Brazil’s summer months of December, January and February — when mosquitoes are most active — health officials expected another surge in microcephaly cases. But that never happened

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