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Medical Tourism Is Booming, Fueled by High Costs and Slow Access

Bridget Snell traveled to Mexico to access an unapproved stem cell therapy for MS.

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Poornima Apte
Poornima Apte is an engineer turned award-winning freelance writer with clips in publications such as OZY, The Week, TechCrunch, JSTOR Daily and more.
Is China Winning the Innovation Race?

Flags of America and China illuminated by light bulbs with a question mark between them.

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Kenneth Miller
Kenneth Miller is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. He is a contributing editor at Discover, and has reported from four continents for publications including Time, Life, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Aeon. His honors include The ASJA Award for Best Science Writing and the June Roth Memorial Award for Medical Writing. Visit his website at www.kennethmiller.net.
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Why Are Scientists and Patients Visiting This Island Paradise?

An inviting beach in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Kira Peikoff

Kira Peikoff was the editor-in-chief of Leaps.org from 2017 to 2021. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Nautilus, Popular Mechanics, The New York Academy of Sciences, and other outlets. She is also the author of four suspense novels that explore controversial issues arising from scientific innovation: Living Proof, No Time to Die, Die Again Tomorrow, and Mother Knows Best. Peikoff holds a B.A. in Journalism from New York University and an M.S. in Bioethics from Columbia University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young sons. Follow her on Twitter @KiraPeikoff.

China vs. the West: Who Will Lead the Way in Embryo Editing Research?

The U.S. metaphorically boxing with China over biomedical research.

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Noah Davis
Noah Davis is a writer living in Brooklyn. Visit his website at http://www.noahedavis.com.