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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.
ACMG Urges Caution When Editing Embryo Genomes
Diana Kwon | Jan 30, 2017
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics calls on scientists and health care providers to engage in public discussion about the ethical issues involved in genome editing.
Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences
Wolf B. Frommer | Dec 2, 2016
This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code.
Project Seeks to Improve Image of Animal Research
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2016
A new initiative in Germany aims to increase the public’s comfort with animal-based science; US government holds workshop on nonhuman primate research.