The Federal Drug Administration recently proclaimed an epidemic of vaping among young people and gave the five largest e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to produce plans to stop underage use of their products.
Programs to screen the genomes of healthy adults to identify genes that may put them at risk for disease later in life need to be implemented with care so that they do not do more harm than good, says an expert panel in a
Earlier this week, He Jiankui, a scientist in China, announced he had genetically edited two human embryos, which were then implanted in a mother's womb, and reportedly resulted in a pregnancy and the live birth of twins. The news sparked an up
The battles against child mortality and HIV/AIDS have seen some gains in the last five years, but the fight to combat less fashionable health issues, such as tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases, is still struggling.