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In an ongoing legal battle, the University of California, Berkeley has challenged the Broad Institute’s patent claims on the gene editing technology.

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Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit

By Catherine Offord | March 15, 2018

The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.

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UK Judges Receive Primers on Forensic Science

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

Scientists in the U.K., in collaboration with members of the judiciary, have launched the first in a series of explanatory documents designed to help integrate science into the courtroom.

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Point of Order

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Watch Niamh Nic Daéid’s TedX talk about forensic evidence in the courtroom.

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EU Advisor Recommends Regulatory Exemption for Gene Editing

By Catherine Offord | January 19, 2018

Crops produced using mutagenic technologies such as CRISPR should generally be exempt from regulatory laws governing GMOs, according to the published opinion.

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A US judge issues a broad injunction that allows the society to demand that technology companies actively associated with the site block access to it.

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Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma

By Timothy Caulfield | July 25, 2017

Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 

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The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling yesterday that allows plaintiffs to sue vaccine makers without providing scientific evidence of harm.

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Refunds Coming to Theranos’s Arizona Customers

By Bob Grant | April 20, 2017

The blood-testing startup settles a legal dispute with the Arizona attorney general’s office.

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Opinion: The Scientist’s Scarlet Letter

By Paul S. Thaler | December 16, 2016

Managing privacy protections and expectations in a misconduct proceeding

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