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Science is under attack from quack experts and self-appointed activists, warns a top doctor who has been caught in the crossfires. He makes the case.
Gov. Charlie Baker signs a much-anticipated life sciences bill.
A professor in reproductive technologies explains the science behind three-parent babies, and why headlines may misconstrue who counts as a parent.
The rapid melting will cause sea levels to rise 6 inches over the next 80 years, according to a new study in the journal Nature.
A team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital is developing a pill that packs the anti-diabetes benefits of weight-loss surgery -- without the operation.
The flow of information to the public in the Age of Trump. What do we know about what the government is doing in our name and with our tax dollars?
Netflix now makes more television than any network in history and the hits keep coming. What’s the secret sauce?
Negative social media interactions may increase depression in young adults, but positive encounters don't prevent it, a study finds.
"My job was to make sure the dinosaurs looked as accurate as they could based on the science that we had," says Jack Horner, paleontologist and adviser to the film...
Autism, diagnosed in nearly 3 percent of kids in some communities, is a public health emergency, writes Ilyse Levine-Kanji. Her eldest son was diagnosed 18 years ago.
Plastic or the planet? We need to make a choice, or drown in plastic says National Geographic. We’ll dig in.
A biotech CEO argues that the biggest news in the sector is not the creation of cures for specific diseases but rather of whole new types of treatments.
Artificial intelligence, big data analytics and deep learning are converging on health care in a big way, experts insist.
The biotech industry needs to invest more in developing therapies for childhood diseases, ideally ones that can be given before symptoms arise, writes Geoff McDonough.
With biomedical innovation comes high drug prices. Does pharmaceutical research and development justifies the high cost of today's life-saving drugs?
After months of hibernation, the New Horizons spacecraft is now heading toward a mysterious part of Earth's outer solar system.
Noubar Afeyan is one of biotech's most prolific investors.
Fashion icon Kate Spade’s death by suicide has launched a new conversation about women’s mental health.
Investors think Moderna Therapeutics holds a lot of promise -- a new technology that could revolutionize thousands of medicines.
Two new breast cancer studies out this week. One shows that women who receive chemo might not actually need it. The other looks at immunotherapy. We'll discuss.