Health Debate: Genetic Engineering and Modification
Jan31

Health Debate: Genetic Engineering and Modification

As technology continues to advance, it’s no surprise that a number of controversial technologies and practices has risen as well. At the top of the list usually sits genetic engineering and modification. While most people connect genetic engineering and modification with GMOs (genetically modified organisms), this process is opening the door too much more personal controversies. Examples include designer babies, which allow parents to...

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Why are Physicians Hesitant to Recommend Marijuana?
Nov14

Why are Physicians Hesitant to Recommend Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia and the majority of Americans support medicinal use. However, the medical community is still resisting this new legal medication despite the fact that it is legal in more than half the country. Each state with legal medical pot faces its own challenges in implementing a program. However, physician participation in medical marijuana programs is an issue across the...

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The Link Between Genes and Depression
Oct11

The Link Between Genes and Depression

As scientists continue to make progress in decoding the human genome, we’re constantly getting closer to understanding the cause of some of the most common and uncommon illnesses. We’ve been able to pinpoint the location of defective genes which cause rare, debilitation conditions like Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and even some types of muscular dystrophy. But, is there a link between genes and depression? It’s still unclear...

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