DNA has become a sacred entity - the modern equivalent of the Christian soul, an individual's essence, writes Dickenson.
12 May 2013 11:24 GMT | Health, US & Canada, United States
Sixty years ago, US medical researchers intentionally infected hundreds of people in Guatemala with syphilis.
06 Nov 2011 10:17 GMT | Health, US & Canada, Latin America, Niger, Nigeria
As egg sales, IVF and surrogacy become more common and commercial, a conflict arises between social justice and profit.
30 May 2011 15:44 GMT | US & Canada, France, India, Spain, United Kingdom
A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.
Health, El Salvador, Gang violence
Staying fit and healthy is not easy in a slum, and many residents must perform a delicate balancing act to get by.
Health, Asia, Philippines
What lies ahead for the United Kingdom and global financial markets now that the reality of a Brexit is inevitable?
Business & Economy, Brexit consequences, United Kingdom
A ski industry has sprung up in the remote alps of Afghanistan. But will this enterprise survive a resurgent Taliban?