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What Should Patients Be Told About Genetic Risk?

By | May 7, 2013

Experts disagree on how doctors should reveal incidental findings in patients’ DNA sequences.

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Genetic Privacy for Suspects?

By | February 12, 2013

In an upcoming hearing, the US Supreme Court will decide on whether police can take DNA samples from suspects who have not been convicted.

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Unethical Stem Cells?

By | February 8, 2013

Some of the 200 or so human embryonic stem cell lines approved for federal funding may have been derived from sperm or eggs of unconsenting donors.

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Researchers Risk Insider Trading

By | January 14, 2013

Academics get paid handsome fees to consult with the financial industry, but run the risk of revealing confidential information that leads to illicit gains.

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Reforming Research Cheats

By | January 9, 2013

A new ethics course aims to rehabilitate scientists found guilty of misconduct so they can return to the field as productive researchers.  

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Military Mind Wars

By | November 1, 2012

How neuroscience research can inform military counterintelligence tactics, and the moral responsibilities that accompany such research

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Playing Sides on Arctic Research

By | August 13, 2012

A polar bear researcher is being investigated for opposing oil and gas industry research initiative in the Arctic, while supporting a similar proposal from NOAA.

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Drug Abuse Study’s Ethics Questioned

By | August 6, 2012

An advocacy group claims that heroin addicts participating in a Chinese study were not in a position to give their informed consent.

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Manipulating Eggs to Avoid Disease

By | June 13, 2012

A United Kingdom ethics council approves altering human egg cells, which could allow doctors to correct mitochondrial disease in IVF patients.

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Europe Watches Conflicts of Interest

By | April 5, 2012

The European Medicines Agency revised its policy on conflicts of interest in response to concerns regarding its ability to conduct independent evaluations.

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