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Debating Bioethics Openly

By Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | July 1, 2013

Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.


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Opinion: Unethical Ethics Monitoring

By David C. Beebe | June 25, 2013

Anti-plagiarism service iThenticate breached ethical boundaries in its design and interpretation of a survey of the top ethical concerns among scientific journal editors.


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Restoring Hidden Clinical Data

By Dan Cossins | June 18, 2013

Backed by two leading medical journals, researchers propose a new plan to publish clinical trial data that pharmaceutical companies often try to bury.  


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Supreme Court OKs DNA Collection on Arrest

By Dan Cossins | June 4, 2013

Top justices rule that police have the right to take DNA swabs from people who are arrested, even before they are convicted.


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What Should Patients Be Told About Genetic Risk?

By Kate Yandell | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Jef Akst | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Jonathan D. Moreno | November 1, 2012

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


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