For years, political scientists and social theorists have fretted about the Internet’s potential to flatten and polarize democratic discourse. But in a peer-reviewed study published on Thursday in the journal Science, data scientists at Facebook report the echo chamber is not as insular as many might fear — at least not on the social network

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State tests found more than 65,000 children in the city with dangerously high blood-lead levels from 1993 to 2013. Across the United States, more than half a million kids are poisoned by lead each year, and the majority come from cities like Baltimore

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A small number of very premature babies are surviving earlier outside the womb than doctors once thought possible, a new study has documented, raising questions about how aggressively they should be treated and posing implications for the debate about abortion

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Splice of Life

May 7, 2015

Researchers, bioethicists and regulators must contribute to transparent discussions on the risks and ethics of editing human embryos

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No Justice, No Peace

May 7, 2015

Berman Institute Director, Ruth Faden writes “Until our cities become at least minimally just places for all children to grow up, there will be no peace.”

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Johnson & Johnson has appointed Arthur Caplan, a nationally known bioethicist, to create a panel that will make decisions about patients’ requests for potentially lifesaving medicine, responding to an emotional debate over whether companies should allow desperately ill people to have access to the drugs before they are approved

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‘Region-selective’ pluripotent cells raise possibility of growing human organs in animals

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Smartphones aren’t simply an amazing convenience. In Africa they can be used to make a lifesaving diagnosis. In fact, scientists are hoping to use a souped-up smartphone microscope to help them eradicate a devastating disease called river blindness

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