A new batch of projects launched this month reflects a broadened scope, with topics ranging from self-driving cars and animal welfare in agriculture to refugee policies under the Trump administration

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Chris Gard and Connie Yates want permission to take the 11-month-old home for his final days. But Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) said it was not practical to provide the level of life-support treatment to Charlie at the couple’s London home. It says a hospice would be a more appropriate place for him

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It remains to be seen if the trial will move forward

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Unplugged and Unmoored

September 16, 2016

Susan Gubar: I realized that I could do without the television and the landline, but the loss of the web was harrowing. I worried: How could I, as a cancer patient, manage to exist without internet access?

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Kimberly Cervantes has spent much of her young life in Compton. She’s street smart and savvy; her maturity was born out of a violent childhood. Cervantes and other students are suing the School District, arguing that the trauma they faced makes it difficult to learn and demanding that the district offer them additional support, in much the same way schools must accommodate students with other disabilities

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Doctor suicide is the medical profession’s grubby secret – but it’s unclear why some of those dedicated to preserving life silently plot their own deaths

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To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct of human experiments. Now the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a major revision of these regulations, known collectively as the Common Rule. It’s the first change proposed in nearly a quarter-century

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“If I die” is a quintessentially American phrase, a bit of semantic sloppiness that reveals our state of denial about death. We don’t use the phrase to boast of immortality, but to avoid the twinge of uneasiness that comes from saying, “When I die.” Acknowledging the inevitability of death raises questions about when and how it will happen, and that is not something that we are comfortable thinking about

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