ethics
NIH Accused of Interfering with Ethics Probe
NIH Accused of Interfering with Ethics Probe
Bob Grant | May 21, 2014
A watchdog group claims that the federal agency improperly influenced the investigation of a study involving the treatment of preterm infants.
Minding Research Ethics
Minding Research Ethics
Tracy Vence | May 14, 2014
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues advises the integration of ethics into research on the human brain.
Review: “Please Continue”
Review: “Please Continue”
Tracy Vence | Feb 11, 2014
A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.
Defining Legit Open Access Journals
Defining Legit Open Access Journals
Kerry Grens | Dec 20, 2013
Scholarly publishing organizations join forces to set standards for aboveboard open access journals.  
Opinion: The Fatality Burden
Opinion: The Fatality Burden
Lynn Klotz and Edward Sylvester | Dec 17, 2013
Some gain-of-function influenza research poses a significant public health threat and should be banned.
An Open Invitation
An Open Invitation
Aaron Buseh | Dec 1, 2013
On creating communal, equitable discourse to broaden participation in genetics research
Opinion: Academic Waste
Opinion: Academic Waste
Linda Feighery | Oct 17, 2013
From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.
Controlling Cockroaches
Controlling Cockroaches
Abby Olena | Oct 8, 2013
Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Kate Yandell | Aug 9, 2013
An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.
Debating Bioethics Openly
Debating Bioethics Openly
Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | Jul 1, 2013
Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.