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Patient care hinges on ethical dilemmas

12 Apr

In her 5 years as a palliative care nurse, Lisa has experienced more death and ethical dilemmas than most do in a lifetime. Last month, she handled a case that highlights two complex points of conflict: one for herself, balancing conflicting duties as a nurse, and one for a surgeon, held to a bureaucratic practice […]

Medical MASH: CRISPR’s Potential for Cosmetic Enhancement

22 Feb

If you’re a 90’s kid, you probably grew up playing MASH. The game lets you pick your future house, car, spouse, job and any other life decision you might imagine. Medical technology is now approaching the ability to play MASH with our bodies. A gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 allows scientists to remove, add and edit […]