Health
Cancer is no longer a first world problem

Cancer is no longer a first world problem

A conversation with the founders of the Global Oncology Initiative: What we can learn from studying the rates of cancer in developing nations and why we need a global standard of care.
Obamacare: Relevant for the Young and Invincible?

Obamacare: Relevant for the Young and Invincible?

Arguments against Obamacare do not account for numerous protections written into the bill to prevent drastic rate changes. Most 20-somethings can expect to see increased health benefits, and only a small fraction should expect their premiums to increase.
Not so quiet on the left-ern front

Not so quiet on the left-ern front

When it comes to anti-GMO campaigns, left-leaning political parties may also be guilty of coopting science to serve ideology. Is the war on science being fought on both fronts?
The Surprising Truth of “Anonymity” in Genomic Studies

The Surprising Truth of “Anonymity” in Genomic Studies

Fifty participants were unmasked in the 1000 Genomes Project, despite signing an informed consent form promising privacy. If future employers or life insurance companies can start using genetic information to assess risks, it becomes vital to inform study participants about the extent to which they can expect genetic privacy.
Empowering local communities in the fight against HIV

Empowering local communities in the fight against HIV

Directing financial resources to community-based organizations may be an effective strategy to fight HIV/AIDS in the South, where African-Americans are disproportionately affected