Coercive collection of DNA is unethical and damaging to the future of medical research

The compulsory collection of DNA being undertaken in some parts of the world is not just unethical, but risks affecting people’s willingness to donate biological samples and thus contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and the development of new treatments, says a paper published in the European Journal of Human Genetics. Citing abuses being […]

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Analysis: Pricey U.S. stock valuations put burden on earnings to keep rally going

U.S. corporate results and profit outlooks are becoming increasingly important in sustaining investor optimism in a stock market rally that has driven valuations close to a 20-year high. With fourth-quarter reports starting to pour in, the benchmark S&P 500 is trading at 22.6 times earnings estimates for the next 12 months, according to Refinitiv Datastream. […]

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