Shoppers buying a dozen eggs these days not only have to decide whether they want organic, free-range or cage-free. They also have to choose among cartons with labels like “American Humane Certified,” “Animal Welfare Approved” and “Certified Humane.”

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Johns Hopkins symposium, Feb 2, 3-5pm, co-sponsored by the Berman Institute, will explore the recent executive order, US refugee resettlement and policy, and related public health and bioethics concerns. Live webcast

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Neil Gorsuch has spent his career considering questions of life’s ends—and beginnings

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The DNA Test as Horoscope

January 31, 2017

Stephane Budel has an idea for an app, and it goes like this. You get your DNA sequenced to find out which comic book superhero you are. Now bear with us for a minute: The test, Budel explains, could look at the similarity between genes found in both humans and spiders to give you a Spiderman score

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Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore, Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics sees firsthand how drug shortages can increase medication errors, delay lifesaving treatments, and lead to patient deaths

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David Ishee’s plan was simple, if not exactly free of complication. From the shed that functions as his laboratory in rural Mississippi, he hoped to use genetic engineering to rid dogs of the types of terrible disorders caused by decades of high-end breeding. Ishee is a biohacker, one among a growing number of do-it-yourself scientists that the federal government is having an increasingly difficult time figuring out what to do with

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In 2017, the public support for transgender people is growing. Last August, nonpartisan independent research organization PRRI found that 72 percent of Americans favor LGBT nondiscrimination laws. But what good is support for if they can’t afford treatment? “This is my last resort, asking people for money,” Moog says

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Unusual study of NASA’s Scott and Mark Kelly finds gene-expression shifts during nearly a year in space

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