A quest to understand how human intelligence evolved raises some ethical questions

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For the past 37 years, a small research lab in Beltsville, Maryland, has been the world’s leading hub for scientists working on Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that infects more than 1 billion people globally, causing death, blindness, and birth defects

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The Osler Medical Symposium hosted a discussion titled “Medical Ethics: Privacy and Patient Rights”. Members of the symposium joined Cynda Rushton, a professor and member of the Berman Institute for Bioethics, and Veronica Robinson, great-granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks

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The U.S. Agriculture Department announced Tuesday that it’s putting an end to a controversial research program that led scientists to kill thousands of cats over decades

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A registry could keep human gene editing aboveboard, David Baltimore says

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The studies that link genetic markers with disease focus largely on white European populations, and neglect other races and ethnicities, according to an analysis published in the journal Cell on Thursday.

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Justin Chen writes, “The closest I ever got to a mystical experience was working with animals as a molecular biologist.”

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Anne Drapkin Lyerly, a bioethicist and obstetrician, said that there is a deep-seated norm to leave pregnant women out of clinical trials, reinforced by policies that have classified them as “vulnerable” and institutional rules that have made it easier to avoid considering the ­potential risks and benefits altogether

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