Scientific Ethics

Complaint filed over ketamine research without prior consent

Jul 25, 2018

Consumer rights advocates allege a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of a powerful sedative on more than 100 participants without their prior consent

Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

Jul 21, 2018

Hotrod team donates brains for research, urges same from military members

Medical experts worry about testing DNA to reunite families

Jul 11, 2018

Medical experts worry that testing the DNA of immigrant children separated from parents could damage the family fabric

Test DNA of migrant kids only as last resort, ethicists say

Jul 11, 2018

DNA testing of migrant families raises ethics issues; federal judge curtails practice

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

Jun 16, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems

Sexual harassment rampant in science, culture change urged

Jun 12, 2018

Much like Hollywood and politics, sexual harassment plagues science, too, and new report urges a culture change in universities that train next generation of scientists

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

Apr 25, 2018

The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and Puerto Rico are forming the nation's first consortium to conduct gun violence research

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Apr 18, 2018

A prominent biomedical ethics expert has a startling prediction about how children will be conceived in the future: Couples will choose from among dozens of embryos, each with a deep DNA profile

Medical ethics: UK uses data from doctors to find migrants

Apr 1, 2018

To track down refugees in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information: doctors

Film academy president keeps job following investigation

Mar 28, 2018

Film academy concludes misconduct investigation of president, determines no further action needed

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