The largest pharmacist association in the country has voted to discourage its members from participating in executions. The move could make executions harder for states that have been ordering their drugs from compounding pharmacies

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“You’re at the hospital because something’s wrong with you – you’re vulnerable – then you get to wear the most vulnerable garment ever invented to make the whole experience that much worse,” said Ted Streuli, who lives in Edmond, Okla., and has had to wear hospital gowns on multiple occasions

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The ability to precisely and accurately change almost any part of any genome, even in complex species such as humans, may soon become a reality through genome editing. But with great power comes great responsibility – and few subjects elicit such heated debates about moral rights and wrongs

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The 1970s Controversy Over Mixing DNA. In the 1970s, two inhuman creatures—one hairy and tall, another with orange eyes—were spotted in New England. The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, blamed these monsters not on unreliable testimonies, but recombinant DNA technology, then a new and promising laboratory technique

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A trip to the former Armed Forces Medical Museum in Silver Spring, MD

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How We Die

March 30, 2015

Recent stories on death and dying offer interesting perspectives on discussing, preparing for and coping with an inevitable part of all of our lives

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Scans show that brain regions crucial for the development of language, memory and reasoning skills tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds

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The Liberian government recommended on Saturday that survivors of Ebola practice safe sex indefinitely, until more information can be collected on the length of time the virus might remain present in body fluids including semen

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