Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
July 1, 2016|
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—New York University geneticist Jef Boeke and 24 others, in a Science Perspective about the launching of a new genomic-scale engineering project (June 3)
—Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, speaking about the ethical pitfalls of HGP-write (June 2)
—Claus Wilke and Sara Sawyer, virologists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively, in a recent eLife commentary on how viruses drive evolution and adaptation in human and other mammalian genomes (May 17)
—New York University bioethicist Arthur Caplan, warning of the potential dangers to visitors and athletes attending this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as the Zika virus continues to spread around the Americas (June 3)
— Alessandro Vespignani, physicist at Northeastern University in Boston, on the fears being expressed about holding the Olympics this summer in Rio de Janeiro (June 3)
July 5, 2016
According to people like the "bioethicist" Caplan, there is a subcontinent populated by hundreds of millions of people that is already doomed.
In addition, with all the travellers moving in and out of South America every day, the idea of being immune to the chance of contracting the virus by not going there is simply ridicoulous.