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Those We Lost in 2017

By | December 27, 2017

The scientific community bid farewell to a number of luminaries this year. 

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Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By | August 17, 2017

A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.

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Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By | August 17, 2017

In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.

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Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

By | August 17, 2017

Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.

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Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested

By | June 28, 2017

Five groups of scientists criticize a widely publicized Nature paper from 2016 suggesting that humans can only live up to 115 years.

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Genes linked to embryonic development, stress, and cancer are increasingly transcribed into RNA after these animals die.

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Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery

By | January 23, 2017

The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.

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Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.

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Genes Expressed After Death

By | June 23, 2016

Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.

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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?

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