California thinks so. A new law warns biohackers not to edit their genes at home

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Uninsured, undocumented immigrants often go to the emergency room for treatment. Since 1986 the federal government has required that patients in the emergency room receive care, regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay

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The concern is largely ethical. The reality is that biologists probably couldn’t produce designer babies even if they wanted to

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Vernon Madison has dementia and no memory of murdering a police officer

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Only a small fraction of people who had non-fatal opioid overdoses in West Virginia received treatment in the aftermath, a new study led by our Brendan Saloner and colleagues suggests. The finding, they say, represents a missed opportunity to prevent future fatal overdoses in a state that leads the nation in these deaths

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According to federal data from 2011-2012, more than 40% of jail inmates reported having been told by a mental health professional that they had a mental health disorder

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Settlement ensures care of 2,200 state prisoners with hepatitis C. Inmates will no longer be required to undergo drug or alcohol treatment as a precondition for care

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State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments

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