Health

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients.

Health

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells—paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates.

Health

The trouble with edibles

On Oct. 17, smoking cannabis will become legal in Canada. As for cannabis edibles, they will take a bit longer: Cannabis-infused food products will be legal in a little less than a year's time.

Genetics

Questions, concerns about 'three-parent' baby

The surprise announcement that a healthy baby boy was born from a new technique mixing the DNA of two women and a man raises as many questions—scientific and ethical—as it settles, experts said Wednesday.

Health

Ethicists find UK ban on embryo sex selection 'unjustifiable'

As Europe's leading fertility specialists gather at a conference in London this weekend, a major new publication from leading medical ethicists finds no justification to support the UK's legal ban on sex selection before ...

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