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Haunted by My Teaching Skeleton

Museum storage facilities, such as this one in Germany, often hold the remains of human beings. Jens Büttner/Picture Alliance/Getty Images There is …


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Deaf and Incarcerated in the U.S.

Deaf incarcerated people may have trouble accessing prison programming and educational opportunities due to a lack of necessary accommodations. Michael Williamson/The Washington …


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What Makes Injections Hard to Swallow?

Humanity’s long history with medicinal compounds might explain some of the preference for one delivery mechanism over another. Xathity Perm Prayochn/EyeEm/Getty Images …


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Unlikely Blessings

[no-caption] Glenn H. Shepard Jr. When I discovered the poetry of Paul Celan as an undergraduate, I had little idea his words …


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Death as Something We Make

[no-caption] Rouzes/Getty Images Renee (a pseudonym) closed her eyes, lay her head in her brother’s arms, and gently drew her last breath. …


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What Is Vaccination Equity?

Born in Mexico, Rosario (a pseudonym) has worked as a cleaner in the Los Angeles public hospital system for more than three …


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The Dawn of CRISPR Mutants

The China National GeneBank in Shenzhen opened in 2016 with the goal of storing and researching millions of genetic samples from humans, …


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What Makes Vaccines Social?

[no-caption] Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Now is a pressing time for vaccinating the U.S. population (and the world) against COVID-19. But there are …


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The CDC Needs Social Science

[no-caption] John Moore/Getty Images The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the primary agency in the United States that monitors, …


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What Pandemics Leave Behind

[no-caption] Angus Greig At some time in the future, the novel coronavirus pandemic will fade. What will this globally traumatic contagion leave …


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Ventilators Alone Won’t Save Us

[no-caption] Juanmonino/Getty Images During an unusually calm shift in the intensive care unit, Barbara (a pseudonym), the experienced doctor on staff, asked …


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