The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
Hospital workers wearing biohazard suits scrub down a man in a decontamination drill.
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Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
At least half of parents of young children report having encountered negative messages about vaccines on social media.
Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Is this face just an assembly of computer bits?
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When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.
Will food laws change as more GM foods are created?
With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
How well will artificial intelligence balance the human concept of fairness?
Artificial intelligence poses opportunities as well as dangers; understanding them – and regulating carefully – will help avoid harm to individuals and society as a whole.
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La homeopatía no tiene base científica, ni es una técnica milenaria: consiste en diluir a escalas cósmicas una sustancia de eficacia no demostrada para después pulverizarla sobre bolitas de sacarosa o lactosa.
Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
The University of Dayton Arena, where March Madness will kick off again this year.
You want to pick the 'favorites,' to get accuracy points. But you also want to pick some 'underdogs,' to set yourself apart from the pack. Somewhere in the middle is an optimal solution.
The pathogens are secured, but are the data about them as well-protected?
Biosafety needs to be about more than personal protective equipment and safe laboratory practices. Don't forget the cybersecurity.