A comprehensive account of the whistleblowers’ side of a scandal that rocked the most hallowed halls in science. This still-unfolding saga is a cautionary tale about corruption, hype, and power that raises profound questions about how to uphold integrity in scientific research

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Will your doctor be happy to see you? People can get a growing number of health-related genetic test results outside the clinical setting. Some direct to consumer (DTC) companies like 23andMe provide a limited number of such results directly to the individual

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He wants to give it away for free. A Harvard scientist thinks he’s reached a new milestone: a genetic test that help identify people who are at high risk of heart attacks. Can he convince doctors to use it?

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The FDA is powerless to stop them. The newly enacted right-to-try law allows drug makers to earn a profit by selling unproven therapies to desperate and dying patients

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Charles Longjaw was being held at the Oregon State Hospital after being found insane. Oregon changed its interpretation of the law and he was released, raising questions about how states manage violent offenders with mental illness

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Federal regulators approved the first direct-to-consumer test for the BRCA genes, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the agency announced on Tuesday

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First, make sure the FDA stays involved

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Jessica Porten went to a women’s clinic in Sacramento, CA that accepts her Medicaid coverage, to talk about medication options and therapy. Porten admitted to the nurse that she was having some violent thoughts. “I described maybe hitting myself or squeezing the baby too tight,” she said. “But I was very adamant through the entire appointment that I was not going to hurt myself and I was not going to hurt my children.”

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