The promise of gene therapy has the potential to drastically limit the impact of human disease by altering the make-up of the body’s cells to fight back against deadly invaders. If used recreationally, though, gene therapy could also expand the physical limits of human strength and endurance. Like high-tech steroids, gene therapies could one day be a new way for athletes to dope

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Scientists have worked hard to ensure that Europe’s new data laws do not harm science, but one last push is needed, says Jan-Eric Litton

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Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to encourage faster cancer cures was one factor leading to announcement

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The line-up of athletes along a start line will vary in a multitude of ways, including height, weight, age and proportion. This variation is part of sporting culture — but this hasn’t always been the case when it comes to the hormone testosterone

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As many as 70,000 more people could get access to office-based treatment for opioid use now that the administration has raised the cap on the number of patients each doctor is allowed to treat

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Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands?

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NIH Disclosure Rules Falter

September 16, 2015

Regulations that require researchers to disclose conflicts of interest yield questionable data and cost universities millions

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Long-awaited regulations may curb rogue clinics offering unproven treatments

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