LAST week, the Food and Drug Administration released highly anticipated draft recommendations that would allow gay men to donate blood after one year of celibacy. While an improvement from the current, highly criticized lifetime ban, the new policy, which was announced in December, still caters to fear and stigma rather than science. It should be reconsidered

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May 21, 2015

Seven Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in Five Years

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Republicans seek to reshape research agenda. Known as the America COMPETES Act, the sweeping measure sets priorities for research programs at the NSF, the Department of Energy and the NIST. It has drawn sharp criticism from science organizations, which say that the plan would limit the agencies’ ability to fund the most promising research, and from the White House

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An investigation in Sweden into a surgeon who is a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine has found that he committed scientific misconduct by omitting or falsifying information about the conditions of three patients in medical journals

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Stephanie Packer was 29 when she found out she has a terminal lung disease. It’s the same age as Brittany Maynard, who last year was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. But unlike Maynard, Packer says physician-assisted suicide will never be an option for her

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Healthcare Too Costly?

May 21, 2015

Don’t fear telling your doctor. The financial strain of medical expenses is a tough conversation for many patients to initiate

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You can check the grade of your hospital to see how it stacks up against others

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A Patent Problem

May 20, 2015

Making lawsuits more risky for patent trolls is just one way to stop abuse of the system

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