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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate

By Catherine Offord | August 4, 2017

The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies

By Kerry Grens | July 6, 2017

John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.

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Despite claims of preclinical success by a leading surgeon, doctors, scientists, and medical ethicists say the science is not ready.  

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Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed

By Bob Grant | April 3, 2017

The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.

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Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology. 

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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.

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U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF

By Bob Grant | March 20, 2017

The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.

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The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China

By Ben Andrew Henry | March 1, 2017

Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.

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