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Stem cell research injunction denied and the history of royal diseases

Stem cell research injunction denied and the history of royal diseases

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War zones, weddings, and a healthy dose of quackery to end the week in the Daily Briefing.

Royal Maladies

That Royal Story: We've avoided talking about the week's biggest story pretty well here at Reporting on Health, but PRI's The World gave us a legit way to incorporate the wedding of the century into the Daily Briefing. They feature a discussion about inbreeding and royal diseases with geneticist Alan Rushton.

Afghanistan/Trauma: Brian Mockenhaupt at The Atlantic reports on patients and a hospital on the front lines of war.

Overthrow: A request for an injunction against stem cell reasearch has been denied. Nature's The Great Beyond Blog explains.

Mini-Meds: High-deductible, low-benefit insurance will be eliminated in 2014 under the new health care reform law. Health insurance company whistleblower Wendell Potter says that many firms are "squirming their way out of complying" in iWatch.

Quackery: CBC Radio in Canada gives a well-worth-it half-hour to scams, misleading lingo and, a song about your brain falling out of your open mind.

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