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Scott Pruitt’s Questionable Practices Exposed
Kerry Grens | Apr 3, 2018
The EPA administrator had a sweet rental deal from a DC lobbyist, took pricey flights, and engineered whopping pay raises for aides.
Scientists in Chile Protest Mummy Study
Jim Daley | Mar 29, 2018
The Chilean government contends that the remains of a mummified fetus, recently sequenced by US researchers, were exhumed illegally.
German Carmakers Funded Tests of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans
Diana Kwon | Jan 29, 2018
News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics Discussions
Françoise Baylis | Oct 10, 2017
Scientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics
Kerry Grens | Aug 29, 2017
The agency raided one that was using a stem cell-smallpox vaccine combo, and sent a warning to another to obey best practices.
How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed Misconduct
Diana Kwon | Aug 18, 2017
explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.
Book Excerpt from
Ecotourism’s Promise and Peril
Daniel T. Blumstein, Benjamin Geffroy, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 10, 2017
In the introduction to the book, its editors lay out the case for taking a serious, and mechanistic, look at how visiting natural places for pleasure affects ecology and animal behavior.
Right-to-Try Bill Passes the Senate
Catherine Offord | Aug 4, 2017
The legislation removes restrictions for seriously ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not received FDA approval.