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Most of the media missed the genetic glitch in the latest search for the elusive G-spot. An update to the version published in Scientific American blogs, April 25, 2012.

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Medical devices undeniably save and improve lives, but they can also malfunction or prove to be defective and pose serious risks for patients. So, as someone in the medical field, how do you stay up-to-date on medical device safety and recalls? The FDA does its best to keep doctors informed about medical device recalls, but communication from the FDA doesn’t always reach doctors soon enough.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner talks about why he sicced the FDA on Celltex and about academic rivalries in the world of bioethics.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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A coalition of local and global health groups have banded together to bring the lessons they've learned in developing countries to south King County, where the health index is as bad as Nairobi.

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It is important that reporters and editors learn to work with developers, to value their skills and treat them as part of an editorial team. This week in Career GPS, Katharine Jarmul offers some rules of the road.

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Regenerative Sciences, a medical company that pioneered a procedure to treat orthopedic injuries using patients’ own stem cells, is fighting the Food and Drug Administration tooth and nail over a claim that human cells should be federally regulated as drugs, in a landmark case that has far-reaching implications for the future of regenerative medicine.

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Startup companies bet locally sourced fish, produced in self-sustaining habitats, can win over city-dwellers

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San Francisco's City Clinic has been dishing out frank talk about sex for 100 years. The shocking thing is not how much things have changed, but how much they haven't.

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In today's Daily Briefing, studies and statistics show us surprising things about health. In the "health by zip code" files, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released their second annual county health rankings. Janice Simmons at FierceHealthcare introduces the report and Marketplace reports that the healthiest county in the country actually doesn't have great health care options.

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