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Philadelphia Smoking Rates Hit New Low June 30, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Kenneth Margulies of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that Philadelphia’s smoking rates will continue to decline with shifting attitudes, policy changes and penalties.

Philanthropy for Hackers June 26, 2015 | Wall Street Journal

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his pioneering work on HIV and gene therapy.

Dextromethorphan: Why It’s Not Just Cough Medicine June 29, 2015 | Philly.com

Laura Modafferi of the Perelman School of Medicine writes a collaborative blog about cold medicines containing dextromethorphan.

Social Life Is Good for Your Brain, and Other Important Research June 26, 2015 | Washington Post

Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers are cited in studying teen driver safety using a simulator to diagnose driving.

U.S. Congress Moves to Block Human-embryo Editing June 25, 2015 | Nature

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You don’t have to be a faith-based bioethicist to recognize that there’s some global responsibility for modifying the human germline.”