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Rob Stein

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Swedish Scientist Starts DNA Experiments On Healthy Human Embryos

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A scientist in Sweden has started experiments on healthy human embryos in which DNA is altered. The aim is to determine the causes of infertility. It's the first known use of so-called "gene-editing" tools on healthy human embryos, and critics say it could potentially lead society down a very dangerous path.

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions about genetic engineering.

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Researchers Question Safety, Value Of Untested Stem Cell Treatments

Monday, September 05, 2016

Clinics are using stem cells to treat problems ranging from arthritis and torn tendons to paralysis and stroke. But researchers say there's no evidence that the treatments work or are safe.

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New Zika Outbreak Hits Popular Tourist Destination Of Miami Beach

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its advice to travelers, advising pregnant women to avoid parts of Miami Beach where the Zika virus is spreading.

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Falls From Strollers And Baby Carriers Can Cause Serious Injuries

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Though they're generally safe, strollers and baby carriers are associated with thousands of trips to the emergency room for very young children. Falls are more common than you might think.

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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The National Institutes of Health is proposing to fund experiments that create chimeras of human and animal cells while also imposing restrictions in response to ethical concerns.

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NIH Plans To End Moratorium On Funding Controversial Chimera Research

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The National Institutes of Health is proposing to permit funding for the controversial experiments, which involve scientists using human stem cells to create embryos that are part human, part animal.

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Research Provides New Insight Into The Evolution Of Human Microbes

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The microbes that inhabit our bodies evolved with us for millions of years, providing new evidence of the symbiotic role our bacteria play in our lives.

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Florida Officials Probe Zika Case That May Not Be Related To Travel

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Florida Department of Health says it's possible that a Zika infection in Miami-Dade County is not related to travel in a country where Zika is spreading. An investigation is underway.

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Twin Sisters Try To Get Pregnant With Ovaries They Froze In 2009

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Each twin had an ovary removed and frozen in 2009, when they were in their 30s, in hopes of buying more time to get pregnant and have babies. But will the thawed, reimplanted ovaries work?

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A Case Of Zika Apparently Spread From A Patient To A Family Caregiver

Monday, July 18, 2016

Federal and Utah health officials are investigating a case that may be the first instance of Zika spreading from one person to another in ways other than via mosquito bites, sex or the placenta.

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First Case Reported Of A Woman Infecting A Man With Zika Through Sex

Friday, July 15, 2016

A woman in her 20s infected a man after she returned to New York City from a country where Zika is spreading. Health officials say he got infected through unprotected sexual intercourse.

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Heat On White House To Scrap Redo Of Human Research Rules

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Obama administration's controversial proposal to revise human research rules is flawed and should be scrapped, says a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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New Genetic Engineering Method Called Promising — And Perilous

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

A technology known as a gene drive might be deployed to re-engineer species and stop diseases like malaria. But a scientific advisory panel says research and use should proceed with great caution.

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Scientists Say They Hope To Create A Human Genome In The Lab

Thursday, June 02, 2016

A synthetic version of the human genetic blueprint might used for a wide range of medical research, scientists say. But it's far from reality, and comes with big ethical and safety questions.

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A Transplanted Uterus Offers Hope, But Procedure Stirs Debate

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

At least one U.S. hospital is attempting uterine transplants for women born without a uterus, or who've lost it to disease. The surgery has yielded births in other nations, but poses real risks, too.

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Doctors Discover First U.S. Case Of Bacteria Resistant To Last Resort Antibiotics

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Doctors are reporting the first case in the U.S. of a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics often used as a last resort. The germ was found in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with a urinary tract infection.

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In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Researchers experimenting with chimeric embryos say they could develop into adult pigs, sheep or cows with human organs that one day might be suitable for transplantation in people.

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FDA Issues First Regulations On Electronic Cigarettes

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping regulations that for the first time assert federal authority over electronic cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular, especially among young people.

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FDA Finalizes Rules On E-Cigarettes, Cigars And Hookahs

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited plans Thursday. In addition to barring sales of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to people under age 18, the agency imposes other restrictions.

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