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Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger

By | March 10, 2015

In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.

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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Stirring the Pot

By | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research

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Top Science Scandals of 2014

By | December 25, 2014

The stem cell that never was; post-publication peer review website faces legal trouble; biosecurity breaches at federal labs

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Week in Review: October 13–17

By | October 17, 2014

Snail not extinct after all; results too good to be true?; mice need myelin production for motor learning; keeping the brain young; the evolution of archaea

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GM Rice Researcher Fights Retraction

By | July 21, 2014

Nutrition scientist Guangwen Tang, who was barred from conducting human studies after an investigation found that she did not comply with ethical regulations, goes to court to save her research.

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STAP Drama Continues

By | March 24, 2014

Nearly two months after researchers published papers showing that they could induce pluripotency with an external stressor, the work’s validity is still being challenged.

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Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped

By | October 11, 2013

With support from scientists, Italy’s health minister halts a controversial clinical trial.

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UK Badger Cull Begins

By | August 27, 2013

British officials hope that killing badgers will slow the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

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image: Week in Review, July 22–26

Week in Review, July 22–26

By | July 26, 2013

Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death

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