Consumers who bought insurance on the health exchanges last year had access to one-third fewer doctors and hospitals, on average, than people with traditional employer-provided coverage

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In 1984, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) began requiring authors of research papers to disclose financial relationships with the pharmaceutical or device industry. The policy was controversial then, and even a decade later still faced criticism, with noted scholars charging that it “thwarts the principle that a work should be judged solely on its merits.”

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The company that began as a source of genealogical data now hopes to marry that information with DNA data—and sell it for research

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Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?

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When you’ve got a bladder infection, the word “urgent” means right now. Not urgent as in, wait two hours at the urgent care clinic. Not urgent as in, wait some more to get the prescription filled. So when a doctor says that women should be able to self-prescribe antibiotics for simple urinary tract infections, that sounds like an idea whose time has come

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Our Travis Rieder joins Flora Lichtman, host of The Adaptors Podcast, to discuss ethics and population

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A divorced couple’s battle for control over their frozen embryos could affect how fertility clinics approach freezing embryos, experts said of the precedents the case may set. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn.

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Cheeseburger Ethics

July 15, 2015

Are professional ethicists good people? According to our research, not especially. So what is the point of learning ethics?

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