<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.

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China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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&rsquo;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: &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.