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What happens when your doctor and pharmacist are the same person
In the US, the physician-dispensing landscape is still messy.
Families struggling with the legacy of Zika feel abandoned by science
The Zika outbreak in Brazil left hundreds of babies with congenital disabilities. Now many of their families are wondering where the research is.
Is ‘vegan’ leather really better for the planet?
Step away from the pleather.
Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap
There’s a smarter way to do it.
There isn’t much science supporting wilderness therapy for teens
Some programs swear by the pricey intervention, but the results are still up in the air.
A key tool to fighting the opioid crisis is in short supply
Is a price tag of $40 too high to save a life?
Collecting more diverse DNA samples could exploit the very people scientists want to help
To be equitable, genetic research needs to involve minority communities. But trust is still a major hurdle.
Consumer DNA tests can’t tell you much, but they sure can get your relatives arrested
It's time to think about who has your data.
If you grow a brain in a lab, will it have a mind of its own?
As our ability to create organs expands, ethical questions come into play.
DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains
Who owns the bones?