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Teen's Organ Donation Denied Because He Was Gay

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August 16, 2014
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After a 16-year-old boy committed suicide, his organs were donated. His eyes, however, were rejected due to decades-old FDA policies aimed at gay men. Video provided by Newsy


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U.S. Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates Continue To Decline

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Pennsylvania Girl Doing Well After Second Lung Transplant

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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

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Reuters (July 16, 2013) — German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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