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Technologies

The World Health Organization (WHO) on July 12 issued the results of what it describes as the “first broad, global...

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Next week in Rome, world leaders will gather to discuss how to fix the food system amid one of the...

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The tiny clump of mouse cells didn’t look like an ovary. For one thing, it was much smaller, microscopic. And...

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The Exxon clerk never got a good look at the assailants who robbed him at gunpoint in Fairfax County, so...

Policies

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In a new political low in Texas, the Republican-dominated state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate a...

Peter Mills

In 2019, the World Health Organization convened an Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of...

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Yesterday, California became the third state in the nation to...

DNA and scale of justice

A committee of experts working with the World Health Organization on Monday called on the nations of the world to...

Society

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Imagining better worlds can help us improve our own, but literary and cinematic utopias often exclude those who don’t fit...

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At least half-a-dozen private health insurers in some of the nation’s largest states are balking at covering Biogen’s controversial drug...

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“The Man Who Hated Women,” the arresting title of Amy Sohn’s new book, would have been more fitting if the...

DNA helix turning into an umbilical cord attached to an unborn human child

I recently received a thoughtful letter from a college student I do not know – I'll call her Claudia* –...

Perspectives

California Victim Compensation Board

In the first half of the 20th century, California forcibly sterilized more than 20,000 people in state hospitals and other...

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It wasn’t until years after Kelli Dillon went into surgery while incarcerated in the California state prison system that she...

sickle cells

Covid-19 laid bare the long-standing vulnerability of minority and low-income communities in U.S. society and its health system even as...

large book with close print

“The Man Who Hated Women,” the arresting title of Amy Sohn’s new book, would have been more fitting if the...