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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.
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Benjamin Geffroy, Daniel T. Blumstein, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 3, 2017
As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
How to tell reputable journals from shady ones
National Academies Revise Conflict of Interest Policy
Ashley P. Taylor | May 3, 2017
The proposed changes follow revelations in recent years that committee members preparing reports for the Academies did not disclose industry relationships.
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2017
The adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration.
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.