Philip Loring writes that calls for strict science-based decision making on complex issues like GMOs and geoengineering can shortchange consideration of ethics and social impacts

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Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know? Shaun Raviv explores the rights – and duties – of doctors, patients and families

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The Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program (FABTP) aims to improve bioethics capacity development for institutions within Africa

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Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Now, a national group of experts says these volunteers should be told what scientists learn about their health from those samples

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The advent of social media technology has opened many new avenues of research in population health, demographics, psychology, and the social sciences

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“My signature was so bad, and my writing was just atrocious,” he says. “One day I was over at our business and I was writing an order. And one of my foremen said, ‘Why don’t you let me write that for you?’ “

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State prisons across the U.S. are failing to treat at least 144,000 inmates who have hepatitis C, a curable but potentially fatal liver disease, according to a recent survey and subsequent interviews of state corrections departments

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Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there’s great power in sharing stories

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