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05/10/2019 - 10:01am

If you take genes from another kind of plant, or bacteria, and insert them into a crop like soybeans, the result is considered a GMO. You need government approval to sell a new GMO. If you just take a snippet out of a gene without inserting anything new, though, the product falls into a gray area

05/10/2019 - 9:56am

Imagine yourself stuck in the hospital. Would you rather your doctors be well-rested, with a limit on how many hours they can work? Or would you rather they work longer shifts, seeing you through the critical hours of your illness and with fewer handoffs of your care?

05/10/2019 - 8:00am

Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare
Source: The New York Times

The Trump administration formally declared its opposition to the entire Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, arguing in a federal appeals court filing that the signature Obama-era legislation was unconstitutional and should be struck down.

05/10/2019 - 3:00am

My latest open peer commentary is in the May 2019 American Journal of Bioethics: "Informed Consent Requires Understanding: Complete Disclosure Is Not Enough."

I tackle one of the most important yet under-examined issues in bioethics: the relationship ...

05/10/2019 - 3:00am

My latest open peer commentary is in the May 2019 American Journal of Bioethics: "Informed Consent Requires Understanding: Complete Disclosure Is Not Enough."

I tackle one of the most important yet under-examined issues in bioethics: the relationship ...

05/10/2019 - 3:00am

My latest open peer commentary is in the May 2019 American Journal of Bioethics: "Informed Consent Requires Understanding: Complete Disclosure Is Not Enough."

I extend four questions on this relationship in the research ethics context to address the proper role of comprehension in clinical informed consent. ...

05/09/2019 - 1:50pm

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about quadruple what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp

05/09/2019 - 10:55am

Jeremy Farrar writes 'First isolated in Malaysia in 1999, Nipah virus rapidly went from unknown to endemic in Bangladesh, which has seen an outbreak almost every year since 2001. Large gaps remain in our understanding, however, such as how the virus crossed India to spark an epidemic...'

05/09/2019 - 10:49am

The All of Us study run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, has recruited 143,000 participants who have already taken surveys and visited a clinic to give blood and urine samples. Another 87,000 have at least registered for the study

05/09/2019 - 10:44am

One of the viruses used to treat her infections came from the side of a rotting South African eggplant