China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.

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Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Speaking a common language is key to a well-integrated team, but guidance is sparse on what—if anything—principal investigators should do about it.
Science Groups Pull Brigham Young University Job Ads
Science Groups Pull Brigham Young University Job Ads
Kerry Grens | Nov 13, 2019
Members of two geology societies voiced concerns about the school’s prohibition of same-sex relationships.
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
Christina Reed | Jul 22, 2019
For years, a committee at CNRS has bucked the recommendations of its researchers to hire two social scientists, and colleagues conclude that prejudice is at play.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jun 4, 2019
An internal report finds Hikmet Budak touched students inappropriately and discriminated against them based on their country of origin, sex, marriage status, and other factors.
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Esther Landhuis | Jun 1, 2019
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds.
National Academy of Sciences Votes To Change Its Bylaws
National Academy of Sciences Votes To Change Its Bylaws
Chia-Yi Hou | May 1, 2019
If the changes are passed, a member can be ousted for a proven case of sexual harassment by a two-thirds majority vote by the academy’s Council.
Duke Professor Urged Chinese Students to Speak English
Duke Professor Urged Chinese Students to Speak English
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 28, 2019
In an email, biostatistics professor Megan Neely warned students of “unintended consequences” from speaking their native language on campus. She has since left a leadership post.
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 4, 2018
Katrina Miranda, seeking class-action status, alleges that women professors are paid less and passed over for promotions and resources.
Gender Bias Dissected in <em>eLife</em>&rsquo;s Peer Review
Gender Bias Dissected in eLife’s Peer Review
Viviane Callier | Sep 14, 2018
The journal undertook a self-assessment, finding men have more success than women with all-male review panels.
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
HHMI Professors Urge Professional Societies to Exclude Harassers
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2018
A letter in Science garners dozens of signatures.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2018
A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
2017 in Quotes
2017 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 28, 2017
Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.
Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit
Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 21, 2017
A former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2017
Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.
Salk Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
Salk Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
Jef Akst | Jul 17, 2017
Two high-ranking female scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, claim the center is run by a team of “good old boys.”
House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA
House Bill Could Help Employers Dodge GINA
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 13, 2017
HR 1313 could circumvent protections offered by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, enabling employers to incentivize employee sharing of genetic and other medical information.
Genetic Nondiscrimination in Canada
Genetic Nondiscrimination in Canada
Joshua A. Krisch | Mar 8, 2017
Canada’s parliament is set for a final vote on a proposed genetic nondiscrimination act.