Doctors have cured a baby with HIV — here's what comes next

Yesterday, doctors announced that a Mississippi-born child, now two and half years old, has been effectively cured of HIV. If confirmed, this unprecedented case will be remembered as one of modern medicine's most groundbreaking achievements — but what do we do now? With over 300,000 HIV+ children born every year,… »3/04/13 3:02pm3/04/13 3:02pm

More than 55 out of every 100 Mississippi voters agree: fertilized eggs are not people

Yesterday afternoon, voters in Mississippi took to the polls to vote on Initiative 26 — aka "the Personhood amendment." The ballot measure proposed to amend the state's constitution to redefine "person" to mean "every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof." If approved, the… »11/09/11 9:30am11/09/11 9:30am