Walter Scheidel argues that economic inequality is not only inevitable, but that whenever inequality has been reduced, the reasons forcing inequality down have been nothing short of horrific.
By Walter Scheidel
Gun violence in Chicago spreads like an infectious disease — and now, researchers have figured out a way to predict who’s most likely get sick next.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Two years after the World Health Organization declared India polio-free, an active strain of the virus has been found in samples of sewage water in the southern city of Hyderabad.
By Kulsoom Khan
The sheer number of genetic tests has exploded in the past decade or so. There are now thousands of different testable genetic disorders.
By Todd Bookman, WHYY
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The number of these serious California cases was 83 percent higher than the previous record number reported in the state in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Your genome contains thousands of genes, possible instructions that build your cells. So how do cells know which genes to use? A set of markers called the epigenome tells them which genes to turn on and off. But if they…
By Justin Scuiletti
The secret to giving humanity a longer life and protection from age-related illnesses could be hidden within the genome of the longest living mammal.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
By PBS NewsHour
After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard moved her family from California to Oregon to die on her own terms. Oregon law allows Maynard to take lethal prescription medication to end her life. Jeffrey Brown gets debate…
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