Medicine

Designer babies: Rogue science or future option?

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In the early 2000s, genome editing seemed like it was too far off in the future — a science-fiction-inspired solution to real-world problems — but today the conversation among scientists has changed from "it's impossible" to "should it be possible?"

BYU researches where religious OCD is activated in the brain

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Kawika Allen is an assistant psychology professor and a scrupulosity researcher at BYU. He has conducted studies exploring scrupulosity in relation to legalism (the notion one has to earn God’s love to be worthy), family perfectionism and well-being among Latter-day Saints.

SB70: Provo senator’s bill would allow nurses to pronounce a person...

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SB70 provides the opportunity for a nurse to be able to pronounce death under certain circumstances. The bill proposed by Sen. Keith Grover, R-Utah, would make it so that the physicians are still certifying that death within 24 hours after having been pronounced, but a nurse would be able to make that determination as well as time of death.

SJR1: Resolution would pave way for grant to improve communication about...

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A Utah Legislature joint resolution aims to improve communication between physicians and health care workers about older Utahns as they transition from...
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BYU researchers contribute in looking for Alzheimer’s cure

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See also Resources for genetics research at BYU Read in Spanish: Investigadores de BYU ayudan encontrar una curación para el Alzheimer BYU alumna Judy Seegmiller knew...