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Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Daniel Arias November 4, 2012 2

Stem cell research has had a complicated history in the United States, with different administrations adopting different funding policies

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The Politics of FDA Approval

The Politics of FDA Approval

Jared Milfred November 4, 2012 Comments Off

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

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Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Sherwin Yu May 10, 2012 Comments Off

Yale researcher Wendell Wallach considers the ethical, technical, and legal difficulties of creating machines that are capable of moral decision-making

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Science and Religion: Reality’s Toolkit

Science and Religion: Reality’s Toolkit

Jessica Hahne May 10, 2012 Comments Off

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

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Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

Chukwuma Onyebeke May 9, 2012 1

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

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Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

Meredith Redick April 22, 2012 Comments Off

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

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Breaking the STEM Ceiling

Breaking the STEM Ceiling

Kara Brower March 18, 2012 1

Experiences of Women in Science

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Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

Senzeni Mpofu March 18, 2012 Comments Off

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

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Saving Lives with Smartphones

Saving Lives with Smartphones

Mansur Ghani March 16, 2012 Comments Off

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.

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Careers in Science: Patent Law

Careers in Science: Patent Law

Dennis Wang March 14, 2012 1

Patent Attorney Chad Tillman attended law school after graduating with a physics degree, and now works on a daily basis with clients who have dreamed up “a better mousetrap” or other innovative solutions to

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