President Obama remarked “I would like to think that if somebody does a test on me or my genes, that that’s mine.” Lots of people would make that same assumption – it seems sensible that we would each “own” our genetic information. But the legal reality is quite different

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Researchers explored the ethical concerns of the treatment in a clinical trial, finding most women and medical organizations view such research positively

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The emergency money the Obama administration wants to fight the Zika virus is stuck in Congress — and so far, there’s no sign that congressional Republicans are about to budge

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When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that have proven successful in clinical research

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The Hopkins scientists join a handful of other medical researchers around the country who are culturing so-called “mini-brains” in the lab. It’s a relatively new field of scientific inquiry that could revolutionize how new drugs are tested for effectiveness by replacing drug testing on lab animals with testing on human cells

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A scientist sought the Vatican’s approval for mixing human cells in animal embryos. And the Pope said yes

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The plan to perform a human head transplant is on track, says Sergio Canavero, after successful experiments on monkeys and mice

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Almost 19,000 people died from overdoses of prescription painkillers — drugs like morphine and OxyContin — in 2014, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year, about 10,600 died from heroin overdoses — more than five times the number of fatalities from them in 2000

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