(Animated map video) There are now so many clinics selling non-FDA approved stem cell offerings across the U.S. that tens or hundreds of thousands of patients are at risk. How did we get here?

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Many advocate an international consensus on ethical issues around a science that makes fundamental changes to human DNA yet still isn’t completely understood. “How do we make sure everyone is under the same tent?” says Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. With Crispr science still uncertain, “we need to be talking to each other internationally.”

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A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.

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A third of Americans have pain “often” or “very often”—here’s why

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The National Institutes of Health will again fund research that makes viruses more dangerous

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At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) hearing in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, experts, including our Jeffrey Kahn, explained that the current regulatory framework for gene editing in the US is appropriate and cautioned that an overly strict approach could drive research to other countries

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Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates. When it comes to the natural process of childbearing, women in the US die in much higher numbers than those in most developed nations, where maternal deaths are generally declining

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No one knows. Data collection on maternal deaths is so flawed and under-funded that the federal government no longer even publishes an official death rate

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