ethics
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018
A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.
FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics
FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics
Jim Daley | May 11, 2018
Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2018
The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.
Scott Pruitt’s Questionable Practices Exposed
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
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
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
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
The BMJ 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
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
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
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.