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playing god?
playing god?
Pushkin Industries

Life-and-death dilemmas. New medical technologies. Controversial treatments. In playing god? we hear from the patients whose lives were transformed—and sometimes saved—by medical... more

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Prequel: The God Squad

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The Future of Baby-Making

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Miracle Drugs, Million Dollar Price Tags

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An Off Switch For Depression?

For years Brandy Ellis had tried everything to treat depression but nothing worked. Then one day she heard about something... more

21 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Creating One Life to Save Another

When Laurie Strongin’s son Henry was born with the rare, often fatal disease of Fanconi anemia, doctors told her that... more

14 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
A Womb of One’s Own?

Jen Dingle yearned to get pregnant and have children, but there was one problem: she was born without a uterus.... more

07 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Why Can’t I Buy a Kidney?

It can take years to get to the top of the waiting list for a donated kidney in the U.S.... more

31 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Need a new Liver? Drinkers to the back of the Line.

One day, when she was only 39, bar manager Jamie Imhof collapsed. While she lay in a coma, doctors told... more

24 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
The Girl Who Died Twice

When a 13 year-old girl from Oakland named Jahi McMath was pronounced brain dead after a surgical complication in 2013,... more

17 Oct 2023 · 34 minutes
I Would’ve Let You Die, Too

While Andrea Rubin lay unconscious and severely burned after a car fire, her father told doctors to do everything they... more

10 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
playing god?
Prequel: The God Squad
playing god?