People who give DNA samples—and big bucks—to companies in exchange for information on their potential medical risks are handing over more than saliva.
Just after Christmas, the "death panel" meme was resurrected by healthcare opponents who worked the same network that has been fighting legal abortion since the 1970s.
When revelations of unethical medical experimentation by the US in Guatemala surfaced, there were, as always, protestations of "never again." But we're failing to address the true cost of the experiment: distrust of the medical establishment among the disenfranchised.
When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?
While the Obama Administration has taken steps to strengthen enforcement of humane handling and food safety laws, the verdict is still out on whether the USDA has the will to make the changes necessary for a safe and humane food system.