Scientific Ethics

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

USDA rejects Mercy for Animals humane bird slaughter request

Mar 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has rejected a petition from an animal rights group that sought more humane treatment for turkeys and chickens sent to slaughter

Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations

Mar 7, 2018

An Arizona State University physics professor known for his work with the Doomsday Clock has been suspended from his job following allegations of sexual misconduct

The Latest: Arizona professor denies misconduct allegations

Mar 7, 2018

An Arizona State University physics professor is hitting back at allegations of sexual misconduct

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Jan 25, 2018

The primate barrier has been broken: For the first time, scientists have successfully created monkeys by using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Are humans up next?

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