The email landed out of the blue. As Dr. Kiran Musunuru was scrolling through his inbox about a year ago, he found a message from a scientist identifying himself as a graduate student at Southern University of Science and Technology in China

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Psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so

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“Diets are one of the top risk factors of morbidity and mortality in the world – more than air pollution, more than smoking,” said Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a lead author

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And, so far, they’re just fine. America needs a sober debate about the pros and cons of Crispr instead of a paranoid ban on the technology

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Paul Knoepfler writes, “The scientific community needs to take a firmer and clearer stance that making genetically modified babies is prohibited for the time being. A temporary moratorium specifically on implantation of gene-edited human embryos would achieve that with minimal risk of over-regulating research and no impact on in vitro research.”

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The nurse lay in a bathroom stall, a syringe in her hand and track marks on her arm. She died from an overdose of fentanyl, a potent painkiller meant for patients

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A collaboration between geneticists and an artist invites us through the looking glass into a speculative future, finds Anna Kriebs

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Vaccines

November 30, 2018

Our greatest hope in defeating AIDS, Ebola, TB, and other infectious diseases, writes Mark Feinberg

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