The Death Predictor: A Helpful New Tool or an Ethical Morass?

A senior in hospice care.

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Karen Weintraub, an independent health and science journalist, writes regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American and other news outlets. She also teaches journalism at Boston University, MIT and the Harvard Extension School, and she's writing a book about the history of Cambridge, MA, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
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Advances Bring First True Hope to Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Jeff Marquis and Kelly Thomas, fellow research participants and spinal cord injury patients, in a rehab session.

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Karen Weintraub
Karen Weintraub, an independent health and science journalist, writes regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American and other news outlets. She also teaches journalism at Boston University, MIT and the Harvard Extension School, and she's writing a book about the history of Cambridge, MA, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.