Among many other issues, the 2012 election offers voters a choice between two visions on climate change and alternative energy.
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Stem cell research has had a complicated history in the United States, with different administrations adopting different funding policies.
A recent FDA admission about the wrongful approval of a knee implant has sparked controversy about the agency’s priorities: how can it balance safety with efficiency?
Yale researcher Wendell Wallach considers the ethical, technical, and legal difficulties of creating machines that are capable of moral decision-making.
Dr. Nihal de Lanerolle, a neurosurgeon at Yale Medical School and Chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale, offers a perspective in which science and religion can work together.
Ritalin and Adderall are two of the most popular neuroenhancing drugs, and though they may have real effects on memory and attention, their other health effects are still difficult to assess.
The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.
Experiences of Women in Science
Helen Jack, a recipient of the 2012 Rhodes scholarship, has combined coursework in biology and international studies and hopes to use both areas of expertise to help improve healthcare in Ghana.
Louis Fazen is part of an international team of researchers that hopes to reduce infant and maternal mortality in Kenya by equipping community health workers with smartphones and specialized applications.