Tag: ethics

July 2018
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Orrin Devinsky discusses cannabis compounds for epilepsy

17 July 2018

Watch the complete replay of Orrin Devinsky discussing cannabis-based treatments for seizures.

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EEG readouts, genetic data and other colorful streams of information go into a yellow box, and come out in a regular pattern on the other side.
Features / Deep Dive

Can a computer diagnose autism?

by  /  11 July 2018

Machine-learning holds the promise to help clinicians spot autism sooner, but technical and ethical obstacles remain.

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A young boy in crowd of exhausted people looks directly into camera.
News

Immigrant children detained in U.S. may struggle to get health care

by , ,  /  3 July 2018

Here’s how Devinsky describes what he will talk about in this webinar: There is solid scientific support for the idea that cannabidiol (CBD), the major non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is effective in treating several rare forms of epilepsy. Three large randomized controlled trials have established that this compound reduces the frequency of seizures in Dravet […]

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How the new U.S. ‘Right to Try’ law could harm people with autism

by  /  3 July 2018

People with autism already have access to experimental treatments; the new law could make that access more dangerous.

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June 2018
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2018
News / Spotted

Smart genes; Neanderthal mini-brains; diabetes link and more

by  /  29 June 2018

Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. A child looks uncertainly at an agent wearing black gloves.
News

Toddlers face immigration hearings in U.S. courts alone

by , ,  /  28 June 2018

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the U.S. border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C.

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Dennis Wall sits on lab floor with his skateboard and a whiteboard.
News / Profiles

How Dennis Wall became the ‘bad boy’ of autism research

by  /  27 June 2018

From an app to diagnose autism to a crowdsourced project to map its prevalence, Dennis Wall is brimming with ambitious ideas. But his execution of these ideas leaves something to be desired, his critics say.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

How separating children from parents causes irreparable harm

by  /  26 June 2018

Science teaches us that housing children in institution-like settings is likely to cause severe and permanent damage to their minds and bodies.

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News

Fearing deportation, immigrant parents opt out of children’s health benefits

by ,  /  25 June 2018

A growing number of American children are dropping out of Medicaid and other government programs because their parents are not citizens.

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News

Thousands of children younger than 13 detained under U.S. border policy

by , ,  /  22 June 2018

The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown.

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