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Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments

By Tracy Vence | August 7, 2014

The administration of an experimental serum to two American healthcare workers treated for Ebola on US soil raises questions of safety, efficacy, access, and ethics.


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NIH Accused of Interfering with Ethics Probe

By Bob Grant | May 21, 2014

A watchdog group claims that the federal agency improperly influenced the investigation of a study involving the treatment of preterm infants.


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Minding Research Ethics

By Tracy Vence | May 14, 2014

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the integration of ethics into research on the human brain.


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Review: “Please Continue”

By Tracy Vence | February 11, 2014

A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.


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Defining Legit Open Access Journals

By Kerry Grens | December 20, 2013

Scholarly publishing organizations join forces to set standards for aboveboard open access journals.  


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Opinion: The Fatality Burden

By Lynn Klotz and Edward Sylvester | December 17, 2013

Some gain-of-function influenza research poses a significant public health threat and should be banned.

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An Open Invitation

By Aaron Buseh | December 1, 2013

On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research


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Opinion: Academic Waste

By Linda Feighery | October 17, 2013

From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.


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Controlling Cockroaches

By Abby Olena | October 8, 2013

Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.


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Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?

By Kate Yandell | August 9, 2013

An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.

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