The Supreme Court is expected to rule on healthcare subsidies soon. As the country awaits the decision, NewsHour interviewed people who would be personally affected by the ruling, and Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News answers their concerns

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The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think

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Room for Debate asks “How old should a person be before they have gender reassignment treatment or surgery?” Our Margaret Moon responds: Adolescents should be able to choose to undergo gender transforming surgery only if they are capable of making a highly risky, irrevocable medical decision. It is the unusual adolescent who has that capacity, but some do

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This week, the Congressional Research and Technology Subcommittee held its first hearing on the science and ethics of genetically modifying human DNA. The main topic up for discussion was CRISPR, the world’s most promising and widely applicable gene-editing technique

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Researchers raise alarms about unknown health risks of GE’s Omniscan and Bayer’s Magnevist, drugs injected to get better MRI pictures that contain the heavy metal gadolinium

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The Death Treatment

June 17, 2015

When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?

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The authors, including our Matthew DeCamp and Jeremy Sugarman, describe a 3-step framework for how accountable care organizations (ACOs) can ensure that patients’ needs, values, and preferences are incorporated into ACO governance decisions

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With the assistance of emergency Medicaid, Bernal de Villalta, 30, who came to Long Island in 2009 from El Salvador, has had dialysis three times a week for the past two years. But because Bernal de Villalta is an undocumented immigrant she does not qualify for health insurance that would help pay for a costly kidney transplant

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