A devil beset by details.
Angelina Jolie’s openness about her preventative mastectomy highlights the need for more accessible genetic testing and counseling

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Our Michelle Huckaby Lewis comments on ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Sequel’ an op-ed by Rebecca Skloot

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Reluctance to return results has less to do with questioning people’s ability to understand uncertain risk than the irresponsibility of giving out info that doctors and researchers don’t fully understand themselves

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A Few Flu Facts

December 18, 2012

The coming of the colder months heralds different things for different people. The onset of winter does mean one thing for everyone: flu season

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Regulating Rites

September 11, 2012

Although obtaining parental consent for ritual circumcision that includes metzizah b’peh (direct orogenital suction) is a necessary and appropriate step, some commentators have suggested that it is not sufficient

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Both art and science remind us of the significant ethical challenges presented by new advances in genetics

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Flu Research Catch 22

January 4, 2012

Ruth Faden joins a panel of experts on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the potential, unprecedented censorship of scientific research reports at the request of a federal govt advisory board

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Sequencing the full genetic code for individual patients will not be free or even cheap, not only in terms of money but in terms of some important risks that need to be considered, assessed, and hopefully addressed

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