Tag Archives: American

Gene-Edited Babies: What a Chinese Scientist Told an American Mentor

PALO ALTO, Calif. — “Success!” read the subject line of the email. The text, in imperfect English, began: “Good News! The women is pregnant, the genome editing success!” The sender was He Jiankui, an ambitious, young Chinese scientist. The recipient was his former academic adviser, Stephen Quake, a star Stanford bioengineer and inventor. “Wow, that’s… Read More »

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance. Proponents want to sweep away our complex, confusing, profit-driven mess of a health care system and start fresh with a single government-run insurer that would cover everyone. But doing away… Read More »

Planned Parenthood, American Medical Association, 22 states, D.C., sue HHS over Title X final rule

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Medical Association, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and others have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Oregon against the Department of Health and Human Services, claiming the final rule over Title X funding is unconstitutional. They want the rule blocked. It’s scheduled to take effect within… Read More »