Science

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CRISPR, Moral Obligations and Editing the Human Genome

With technologies like CRISPR, scientists are even closer to editing the human genome to fight diseases and prolong life. But is doing so ethical?
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Second-Victim Phenomenon

How can we properly attend to the health of both patient and physician when unintended harm occurs?
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On “Doing Your Own Research”

For many, the pandemic is only further tarnishing science's name. But we need to raise the bar for what does (and does not) constitute research.

Walgreens and the Conscience Clause

After the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision, the concept of conscience clauses has come under fire -- most recently with a pharmacist in Arizona refusing to fill a prescription.
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Some Hospitals Sue Their Delinquent Patients. Should They?

Is healthcare like any other consumer good in the marketplace or does it occupy a privileged position that requires special protections? Our answer has far-reaching implications.