Erin Curtiss is an American midwife who volunteered in Haiti. She wanted to help tackle the country's high mortality rate among pregnant women, but she discovered that solving the problem will require more than just midwives. Jenny Asarnow reports.
Nearly a decade after the human genome was decoded, scientists are only now beginning to understand its implications. One of the leading thinkers in this field is the biotech entrepreneur Gregory Stock.
Everything we're able to do today to enhance humans – from genetic engineering to artificial limbs – simply improves on the base model we were born with. But for some people, that doesn't go far enough.
This summer an American friend, an old college buddy, came to visit us in Barcelona with his family. Unexpectedly, someone in his family fell ill. We ended up in the emergency room of a local hospital.
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