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Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit

A surgeon who lied on the witness stand about his partner's skills is haunted by the deception nearly two decades later. Now retired from medicine, the regretful witness is a patient advocate.

Theater Artist Anne Basting Named MacArthur Fellow

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Anne Basting, a theater artist and educator at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, about being awarded the MacArthur fellowship this year. She describes her work with people with cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, using improv theater and storytelling techniques to improve their lives.

Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

A Swedish biologist wants to change the genes of healthy human embryos to find ways to treat infertility and other diseases. The experiments intensify ethical questions about genetic engineering.

U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

Drug resistance is no longer a matter of health. It could have massive implications for the world's economy and food supply.

How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

Scientists are finally beginning to understand proprioception, a sense that tells us where our body is in space. Much of what they've learned comes from two girls with a rare genetic disorder.

We Really Do Get A Little More Santa-Like, Physically, During The Holidays

All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces $3 Billion Investment To Cure All Disease

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, promised to give away their $45 billion fortune during their lifetime. This is one of the biggest investments so far.

Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions

One Nigerian man saw a big problem in his community: too many women were dying in childbirth. So he turned to the region's Islamic leaders for help.

Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

In testimony prepared for a congressional hearing, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch says the company makes about $50 in profit on each EpiPen. Analysts say it's still a hefty margin.
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Two Parents On Raising Their "Micro-Preemie" Daughter And Her Fight For Survival

Juniper French was born four months early, weighing just over one-pound at birth. Her parents, journalists Kelley and Thomas French, tell the story of her fight for survival and the challenges and rewards of raising a "micro-preemie."