The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating.
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse

Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating.

Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating.

ethics
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.
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Ashley Yeager | Sep 9, 2019
The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
More Scientists, Institutions with Links to Jeffrey Epstein
More Scientists, Institutions with Links to Jeffrey Epstein
Catherine Offord | Aug 27, 2019
Researchers continued to meet and accept funding from the wealthy donor even after he was convicted of sex crimes in 2008.
Researchers Quit MIT’s Media Lab over Jeffrey Epstein Money
Researchers Quit MIT’s Media Lab over Jeffrey Epstein Money
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2019
Two scholars resign after learning that their employer accepted donations and investments from the billionaire and alleged serial pedophile who recently died by suicide in jail.
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: “Tread Carefully”
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.
First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 5, 2019
The researchers aim to grow transplantable human organs from primate embryos.
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.
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.