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As COVID-19 case numbers start to plateau in various places, some governments are now focusing on how best to ease restrictions and reopen the economy. In the absence of herd immunity for the population—for which the threshold may be as...

Ethel Freeman became famous in death, even though no one knew her name. For months, she was one of the many nameless people who lost their lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s deadly intersection of race and class. Her...

Several of the fertility world's top advisory bodies have strongly urged fertility clinics to stop or severely scale back services...

It is a strange time to be alive as an Asian American disabled person who uses a ventilator. The coronavirus...

Staff of Asclepius and a pile of dollars
By Katrina N. Jirik, Bill of Health | 04.13.2020

As health care resources grow increasingly scarce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, states, hospitals, and individuals are forced to make tough...

Child's crib
By Lia Tremblay, NPR | 04.09.2020

Seeing Thomas Hunt Morgan’s experiments with fruit flies in episode one of The Gene: An Intimate History took me...

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By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Report | 04.08.2020

Nineteen scientists seeking to crush the coronavirus submitted applications this week for research grants from the California stem cell agency,...

Scientists in a lab
By Daniel Sarewitz, Issues in Science and Technology | 04.07.2020

Science is moving fast right now. The novel coronavirus pandemic has created the conditions for rapid knowledge generation: about the...

A protest against forced sterilization
By Dennis Ward, Face to Face | 04.07.2020

More than 100 Indigenous women in Canada have come forward with stories of forced or coerced sterilization and lawyer Alisa...

A pregnant woman
By Libby Dowsett, The Oregonian/OregonLive | 04.05.2020

First-time gestational surrogate Shandi Phelps realized her life was about to take a bizarre turn when President Donald Trump announced...

A mother and baby
By Orlando Crowcroft & Marta Rodriguez Martinez, Euronews | 04.04.2020

This is not the way that Briton Nadene Ghouri had planned to spend the first six weeks of motherhood.

Holed...

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By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Report | 04.03.2020

The campaign to save California's stem cell research program from financial extinction is making an "unprecedented," electronic sprint to gather...