<em>ProPublica</em> Creates Database of Researchers&rsquo; Conflicts of Interest
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest
The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest

The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.

The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.

bioethics
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Shawna Williams | Nov 21, 2019
Building simulations based on real genetic data, researchers conclude Gattaca-like tactics to choose the traits of future offspring would yield little payoff.
Organoids Don&rsquo;t Accurately Model Human Brain DevelopmentOrganoids Don&rsquo;t Accurately Model Human Brain Development
Organoids Don’t Accurately Model Human Brain Development
Diana Kwon | Oct 23, 2019
A new study suggests that growing in a stressful environment prevents “brains-in-a-dish” from growing in the same way as their in vivo counterparts.
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2019
Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike and Robert Pollack | Oct 1, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
China&rsquo;s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
China’s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 6, 2019
Owner Huang Yu dug up his deceased cat to give its cells to the pet-cloning company Sinogene.
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
Opinion: Develop Organoids, Not Chimeras, for Transplantation
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists are devising human-animal hybrids for harvesting human organs, but lab-derived mini-organs are a less ethically fraught solution to meeting the need for transplantation.
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: &ldquo;Tread Carefully&rdquo;
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: “Tread Carefully”
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2019
Nearly two dozen higher education groups warn the government to be cautious when advising US research universities to keep an eye on students and faculty with ties to certain Chinese institutions.
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2019
Two coauthors of a new study discuss their findings about nearly 170 facilities in the southwestern US selling unproven therapies—and what should be done about them.
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.