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Gene editing experiments raise ethical questions, and gene editing experiments with primates are even more controversial. For instance, what if we make monkeys too similar to humans?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vulnerability is hard to talk about. Things like, getting hurt, failing, being rejected, admitting you made a mistake are not exactly top of the to-do list.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. is on pace to break the record for the most measles cases in a year since the disease was eradicated two decades ago.

United States is set to break the record of reported measles cases

The U.S. is on pace to break the record for the most measles cases in a year since the disease was eradicated two decades ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Past reasons that people suffered in silence, including stigma and price, are changing meaning more options to assist those with hearing loss.

The impact of hearing loss

Past reasons that people suffered in silence, including stigma and price, are changing meaning more options to assist those with hearing loss.

from Second Opinion

Longtime writer Judith Viorst is 88 years old.

Making marriage last, and other wisdom from a humor writer near her 90s

Longtime writer Judith Viorst is 88 years old.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Many allergists have started to prescribe immunotherapy tablets to some of their patients. They're safe and convenient and, like allergy shots, they treat the root cause of your allergic misery.

Seasonal sniffles? Immunotherapy tablets catch on as an alternative to allergy shots

Many allergists have started to prescribe immunotherapy tablets to some of their patients. They're safe and convenient and, like allergy shots, they treat the root cause of your allergic misery.

from NPR

No longer is being average acceptable.

Rating an Uber Driver

No longer is being average acceptable.

from Second Opinion

We all know the kids who blurt out answers in class, can’t focus or follow instructions, and can’t sit still.

Why ADHD can go undiagnosed in girls and women

We all know the kids who blurt out answers in class, can’t focus or follow instructions, and can’t sit still.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Georgia legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Directors and actors call for Georgia boycott over restrictive abortion bill

The Georgia legislature has passed a bill that would ban abortions after doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

From 'Sun Seekers' to the Wellness industry, how SoCal birthed a global trend

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

from Design and Architecture

There’s lots we still don’t know about older antidepressants and now were starting the process all over with an entire new class of drugs.

Anti Depressants: new and old

There’s lots we still don’t know about older antidepressants and now were starting the process all over with an entire new class of drugs.

from Second Opinion

Most of us get all the vitamins we need from food we eat. Still, vitamin supplements are a $30 billion a year industry in the U.S.

Vitamins are now marketed in a stylish and personalized package, but they could still be snake oil

Most of us get all the vitamins we need from food we eat. Still, vitamin supplements are a $30 billion a year industry in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new study predicts how far north these insects could live if climate change goes unchecked.

CHART: Where disease-carrying mosquitoes will go in the future

A new study predicts how far north these insects could live if climate change goes unchecked.

from NPR

Vicks VapoRub is supposed to help break up congestion and relieve coughing. Studies show it can help children sleep.

Why Vicks VapoRub is so beloved among Latino families

Vicks VapoRub is supposed to help break up congestion and relieve coughing. Studies show it can help children sleep.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.

Trump Administration says entire Affordable Care Act should be repealed

A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.

from NPR

It behooves us to approach problems with a systems based orientation.

Root Cause Analysis in disasters

It behooves us to approach problems with a systems based orientation.

from Second Opinion

Three-quarters of American adults need glasses. A new pair can cost hundreds of dollars- part of a $100 billion industry. We learn how eyewear companies are manipulating the market.

Why are your glasses so expensive?

Three-quarters of American adults need glasses. A new pair can cost hundreds of dollars- part of a $100 billion industry. We learn how eyewear companies are manipulating the market.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Youtube videos about celery juice have gained millions of views over the last few months. The juice is made with just celery and nothing else.

How celery juice became the latest wellness craze

Youtube videos about celery juice have gained millions of views over the last few months. The juice is made with just celery and nothing else.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California has a surplus of abortion doctors. So some are commuting to states where it’s difficult to find an abortion provider, like Texas, Arizona, and Florida.

California doctors are traveling to other states to perform abortions

California has a surplus of abortion doctors. So some are commuting to states where it’s difficult to find an abortion provider, like Texas, Arizona, and Florida.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

Catherine Reitman mines her real life as the star and creator of ‘Workin’ Moms’

Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand