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Sex, Consent, and Dementia

Bonnie Steinbock, 04/15/2015

A Moratorium on Gene Editing?

Gregory E. Kaebnick, 03/27/2015

DNA Phenotyping and Baby’s First Portrait

Timothy F. Murphy, 03/20/2015

The Drug that Cried “Feminism”

Alessandra Hirsch, Rebecca Holliman, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, 03/17/2015

GM Mosquitoes: Risks and Emotions

Gregory E. Kaebnick, 02/20/2015

Dying: Closing the Gap between What We Know and What We Do

Susan M. Wolf, Nancy Berlinger, and Bruce Jennings, 02/19/2015

Altering Nature to Preserve It

Gregory E. Kaebnick, 02/06/2015

Controlling the End Game of Dementia

Paul T. Menzel and M. Colette Chandler-Cramer, 02/03/2015

Modern Day Mengeles

Alessandra Hirsch, 01/12/2015
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Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Barred from Advertising Sex Determination Tests by India's Supreme Court

International Business Times

"India is suffering so much because of sex ration. Still there is a state of antipathy..."

Journal editor defends retraction of GMO-rats study while authors reveal some of paper's history

Retraction Watch

"...claiming COPE guidelines somehow supports the decision [to retract] doesn't seem valid."

Big Data + Big Pharma = Big Money 

Charles Ornstein, ProPublica

"Need another reminder of how much drugmakers spend to discover what doctors are prescribing? Look no further than new documents from the leading keeper of such data."

U Faculty Calls for Review of Controversial Drug Study

Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune

 "Nearly a decade after Dan Markingson died by suicide while participating in a U of M drug trial for schizophrenics, the U’s Faculty Senate raised his death as a reason to re-examine their institution’s handling of vulnerable research subjects."  

 Make Your Wishes Known 

Ashwaq Masoodi, The Atlantic
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The story of a 36-year-old man on life support whose family pulled the plug, and what happened next."

Transforming Diagnosis
Thomas Insel, National Institute of Mental Health
"While DSM has been described as a “Bible” for the field, it is, at best, a dictionary, creating a set of labels and defining each."

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