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Articles

The Myth of the Placebo Effect

Winter 2016Nick Barrowman on the shaky science underlying a popular idea

Gene Editing: New Technology, Old Moral Questions

Winter 2016Brendan P. Foht on using CRISPR to help patients and design our descendants

Philanthropy in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Winter 2015Selections from The Almanac of American Philanthropy

The Man Who Thought of Everything

Spring 2015Algis Valiunas on the grand scientific vision and the moral myopia of Linus Pauling

The Ebola Gamble

How Public Health Authorities Put Reassurance Before Protection

Spring 2015Ari N. Schulman on how public health authorities put reassurance before protection

The Neuroscience of Despair

Summer/Fall 2014Michael W. Begun on the trouble with seeing depression solely as a brain malfunction

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Lessons from the Swine and Avian Flu Outbreaks

Fall 2010Tevi Troy

Sick and Famous

Winter 2008Christy Hall Robinson on celebrity patients as advocates

The Red Plague

Winter 2007Cheryl Miller on how China bungled SARS

‘No Nation Can Afford to Ignore This Threat’

America Prepares for Avian Flu

Winter 2006

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