Is the promise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing being oversold? What ethical and public policy concerns does selling genetic tests directly to the public raise?
As the world marks Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his book On the Origin of Species, Texas has become the latest battleground state in the evolution curriculum controversy.
A number of us started calling it "church" kind of flippantly. It feels like church. It really has, for some of us, become church.
Animal research has long been controversial. The medical benefits can be significant, although not always, and opponents argue the benefits are often outweighed by the pain and suffering inflicted on the animal.
Every summer, first-year medical students from throughout Maryland gather with family members of people who donated their bodies to science.
One important element of the Christmas story is the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the Wise Men to Jesus. Over the years, many have wondered just what that star was. Now, modern technology may be providing new answers.
There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and children of people who have the disease face a moral dilemma: If they could know that they are likely to get the disease themselves would they want to take a test if there were one that could predict that? And if the results were positive, what would they do then? More