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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk

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Even when results from studies involving children are available, they frequently aren't published in medical journals. Cultura RM Exclusive/Getty Images hide caption

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Medical Studies Involving Children Often Go Unpublished

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Lucky laboratory mice got to watch scenes from Orson Welles' classic Touch of Evil, starring Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

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Joe Palca (left) with Jim Allison (second from right) and friends, circa 1975. Allison has gone on to make landmark discoveries in science, and is still passionate about outlaw country music. Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Say They Hope To Create A Human Genome In The Lab

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In Search For Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal And Human

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Molecular markers show structures and cell types within a human embryo, shown here 12 days after fertilization. The epiblast, for example, appears in green. Gist Croft, Alessia Deglincerti, and Ali H. Brivanlou/The Rockefeller University hide caption

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Advance In Human Embryo Research Rekindles Ethical Debate

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Earlier this week, NIH temporarily halted work in the cell therapy lab of Dr. Steven Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute, pending a review of safety standards there. Courtesy of National Cancer Institute hide caption

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Task Force Calls For More Safety Oversight At NIH Research Hospital

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The Clinical Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Md., is an internationally renowned hospital where patients are also research subjects. NIH/Flickr hide caption

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