The medical device maker St. Jude Medical played down the failure of some batteries in its defibrillators, shipping them for years before recalling the devices last fall, according to a warning letter the Food and Drug Administration issued this week.

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Her advice: Accept nothing from the parade of drug, device and other representatives who will try to gain access to your office, and always seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in medical practice.

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…[E]ven if Silicon Valley does deliver a useful project, the rest of the health care system will need time to catch up and work through issues such as patient privacy and data security.

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Machines aren’t just infiltrating the human world, they’re altering our perception of what people can do.

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Midwestern states are the second leading producers of crops and livestock behind California. But young farmers are leaving, put off by high land prices and startup costs.

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Emergency room doctors are just beginning to study a new kind of casualty in the opioid epidemic — patients who survive an overdose, but walk away with brain damage, kidney failure or dead muscle.

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[O]ur behavior is powerfully influenced by our emotions, identity and environment, as well as by how options are presented to us.

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Now Keishi Osakabe at Tokushima University in Japan and his colleagues have used the CRISPR gene-editing technique to deliberately introduce a mutation that makes tomatoes seedless.

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