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Amy Harmon

Amy Harmon appears in the following:

Saving Florida's Oranges

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Florida orange crop has been under attack by an incurable disease. New York Times reporter Amy Harmon looks at the pursuit of a genetically modified orange that will save the Florida crop. She wrote about it in her article "A Race to Save the Orange by Altering Its DNA," in the New York Times.

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Ethical Challenges During Clinical Trials of New Drugs

Monday, September 20, 2010

We often hear about successful medical drug clinical trials, and assume that such trials frequently test "magic bullet" cures. Nearly every trial, however, requires a control group: people who are not given the new drugs and, thus, don't benefit from them if they are later proven to work.  Many doctors, researchers and patients are asking questions about the fairness of maintaining these control groups, once a given drug being tested has positive results.

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Do Roombas Dream of Electric Sheep?: The Practical Application of Artificial Companions

Monday, July 05, 2010

When we speak of robots, we tend to discuss mechanical taskmasters sent to the bottom of the ocean to fix broken pipes or a machine sent to diffuse a bomb. To date, robots have been used to tackle jobs deemed too dangerous or impractical for humans. But, The New York Times has been exploring a new breed of robots designed to execute emotional functions by providing companionship and even conversation.

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Settlement with Havasupai Tribe Means $700,000 for Unauthorized Use of DNA

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The University of Arizona has agreed to pay $700,000 to 41 Havasupai tribal citizens to settle claims that the university misused DNA samples given by tribe members over a decade ago.

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Do You Know Your DNA?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Amy Harmon national correspondent for The New York Times, and author of its series, "The DNA Age", and Matt Crenson, content manager for 23andMe, a web-based DNA-discovery service, talk about the impact of genetic science on American life -- and the gift of DNA mapping.

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Do You Know Your DNA?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Amy Harmon national correspondent for The New York Times, and author of its series, "The DNA Age", and Matt Crenson, content manager for 23andMe, a web-based DNA-discovery service, talk about the impact of genetic science on American life -- and the gift of DNA mapping.

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