May 19, 2016

In Search for Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal and Human

(Scientific American) – A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help … Read More

May 16, 2016

Stem Cell Guidelines Would Block Marketing of Unproven Therapies

(Canadian Broadcasting Co.) – A global organization of scientists and bioethicists has released updated guidelines for research using stem cells, the so-called “holy grail” of regenerative medicine, stressing that the protection of patients must take precedence as the field continues … Read More

May 11, 2016

A New Edition of The New England Journal of Medicine Is Now Available

The New England Journal of Medicine¬†(vol. 374, no. 10, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Zika Virus as a Cause of Neurologic Disorders” by N. Broutet, et al. “Partnerships, Not Parachutists, for Zika Research” by D.L. Heymann, … Read More

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