bioethics
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
National Academies: Germline Editing Should be Permitted
National Academies: Germline Editing Should be Permitted
Diana Kwon | Feb 14, 2017
An international committee says scientists should be allowed to modify human embryos as long as strict oversight criteria are met. 
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2017
Aedes and Anopheles control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences
Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences
Wolf B. Frommer | Dec 2, 2016
This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code. 
Is Medicine Ready for Clinical CRISPR?
Is Medicine Ready for Clinical CRISPR?
John Parrington | Dec 1, 2016
Using precision genome editing to treat or prevent human disease may require several leaps of faith.
Book Excerpt from <em>Redesigning Life</em>
Book Excerpt from Redesigning Life
John Parrington | Nov 30, 2016
In Chapter 8, author John Parrington explores the intersection of precision genome editing and stem cell technologies.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention
Considering Gene Editing
Considering Gene Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2016
An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics