Researchers rushing to apply powerful sequencing techniques to ancient-human remains must think harder about safeguarding, urge Keolu Fox and John Hawks

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They tried to warn us about the dangers of OxyContin. Almost two decades later, we’re finally listening

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A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis — but is it legal?

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Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has become a vast ecosystem fueling the spread of facial recognition technology

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As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of Medicare data

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Inhumane or Unavoidable?

June 17, 2019

As Congress scrutinizes an increase in monkey research, scientists defend its necessity

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An injured bioethicist learned firsthand how desperately patients with severe pain need the relief of powerful drugs—and how little support they get to stop taking them. Our Travis Rieder shares an essay adapted from his forthcoming book ‘In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids’

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“We weren’t happy when a billboard went up saying marijuana laws reduce overdose deaths,” said Brendan Saloner of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics & Bloomberg School of Public Health. “That was very hard for us to rein in.”

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