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Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Fourth Edition

The decisions that guide and shape these advances are profoundly important and often politically charged. Today, health care sits at the top of the nation’s agenda. Issues such as the rising cost of health care and emerging threats such as avian flu and bioterrorism have created new challenges to the health care system. Meanwhile, advances in stem cells, nanotechnology, and genomics have brought the ethics of medicine further into the arena of politics, creating increasingly complex challenges for policy makers and scientists alike.


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