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The silent threat of the coronavirus: America's dependence on Chinese pharmaceuticals

As the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, spreads rapidly around the globe, the international community is scrambling to keep up. Scientists rush to develop a vaccine, policymakers...

Why sequencing the human genome failed to produce big breakthroughs in disease

An emergency room physician, initially unable to diagnose a disoriented patient, finds on the patient...

Democratic plans for raising taxes on the rich: A guide for the middle class

It’s hardly surprising that if a Democrat wins the White House, taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations will probably go up. How they’ll go up is the more interesting...

Real pay data show Trump's 'blue collar boom' is more of a bust for US workers, in 3 charts

If you thought workers’ hourly pay was finally rising, think again. At first glance, the latest data...

Is online education right for you? 5 questions answered

Editor’s Note: When U.S. News & World Report released its best online education program rankings this year, many schools that fared well in the rankings were quick to call...

At-risk colleges should do what's best for students, alumni, donors, employees – and local communities

The College of New Rochelle closed in 2019, more than a century after its founding as New York’s first...

Climate change impacts in Bangladesh show how geography, wealth and culture affect vulnerability

Unpredictable weather and climate patterns recently prompted New York Times columnist Paul Krugman to proclaim in January 2020 that “Apocalypse will become the new normal.”...

The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers might not plant it

“Golden Rice” is probably the world’s most hotly debated genetically modified organism (GMO)....

The silent threat of the coronavirus: America's dependence on Chinese pharmaceuticals

As the new coronavirus, called 2019-nCoV, spreads rapidly around the globe, the international community is scrambling to keep up. Scientists rush to develop a vaccine, policymakers...

A Nazi drug's US resurgence: How meth is making a disturbing reappearance

Although I am teaching a course at Indiana University this semester on the opioid epidemic, I can’t...

Why sequencing the human genome failed to produce big breakthroughs in disease

An emergency room physician, initially unable to diagnose a disoriented patient, finds on the patient a wallet-sized card providing access to his genome, or all his DNA. The physician...

Potential gene therapy to combat cocaine addiction

Have you ever slipped when trying to avoid sugar, quit smoking, or break another habit or addiction?...