Expect to see better language understanding and an AI boom in China, among other things

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Top Posts for 2016

January 4, 2017

Our top posts of 2016

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Q&A: Composer, Prof. Judah Adashi grapples with the ethical responsibility of artists within their sociopolitical context, and the ethics of solitary confinement and mass incarceration of African Americans

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Change in law means consent for organs to be removed is presumed unless person joins official ‘refusal register’

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A Better Me

January 3, 2017

As more teenagers ask for cosmetic surgery and performance-enhancing drugs, doctors weigh the risks, the benefits, and the ethical quandaries. “Medicine is hard enough,” says Moon, a core faculty member with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. “Faced with requests for enhancements, health care providers need more help…”

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Patients may not even know where to look given that consent forms—part of the standard hospital admissions paperwork—don’t usually specify how tissue will be used. It could go to a patient’s doctor or to a researcher at another university or to a company. “There’s a lot about how research is conducted in the US that the public doesn’t understand,” says Michelle Lewis, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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If the US wants to take the crisis of HIV in African American communities seriously, researchers and HIV advocates say they must treat prisoners with the same time-tested health practices that are used on the outside, which includes making condoms and PreP available and ensuring HIV-positive incarcerated people continue receiving their HIV treatment. With comments from our Leonard Rubenstein

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A transformation of the delivery of health care may be an enduring legacy for the president, even as Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act

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