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  • Originally published 09/10/2014

    Rare footage of FDR speaking out about healthcare

    Rebecca C. Warlow

    The National Library of Medicine is making the film of Roosevelt’s speech publicly available for the first time, nearly 74 years after the President made his speech.

  • Originally published 08/08/2013

    NIH, family of Henrietta Lacks reach deal on access to DNA code

    NEW YORK — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments and laid the groundwork for the multibillion-dollar biotech industry.It’s a saga made famous by the 2010 bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”Now, for the first time, the Lacks family has been given a say over some research involving her cells....