AJHP’s William Zellmer talks with author, Mark T. Hughes, with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, about the ethical issues that need to be considered when providing medical aid in dying

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“The stress and overwhelming crushing defeat of these bills that would come in every week — it had an effect on our quality of life,” Chino says

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There’s no immediate threat, but as sequencing becomes more commonplace, researchers face security risks

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Hidden within our genetic code is a vast treasure trove of personal information about our health, relationships, personality and family history. Given all the sensitive details that a DNA test can reveal, you would hope that the people and programs handling that information would be vigilant in safeguarding its security. But it turns out that’s not necessarily the case

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On August 2nd, scientists achieved a milestone on the path to human genetic engineering. For the first time in the United States, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a mutation that leads to an often devastating heart condition

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A tragedy there, and a grave concern for the rest of the world

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Old animals injected with the hormone component klotho learn and remember better

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It is not always good to have the opportunity to make a choice. When we must decide to take one action rather than another, we also, ordinarily, become at least partly responsible for what we choose to do. Usually this is appropriate; it’s what makes us the kinds of creatures who can be expected to abide by moral norms

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