Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa Cell Line
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa Cell Line
Attorneys for the family seek compensation for the company’s sale of cells cloned from tissue removed without consent by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital 70 years ago.
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa Cell Line
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Thermo Fisher over HeLa Cell Line

Attorneys for the family seek compensation for the company’s sale of cells cloned from tissue removed without consent by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital 70 years ago.

Attorneys for the family seek compensation for the company’s sale of cells cloned from tissue removed without consent by doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital 70 years ago.

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Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Shawna Williams | May 28, 2021
A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 11, 2019
The answer has broad implications for paleontology research—and maybe for museum collections, too.
USC Apologizes for Taking Over UCSD’s Alzheimer’s Program
USC Apologizes for Taking Over UCSD’s Alzheimer’s Program
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019
The University of Southern California reaches a settlement with the University of California, San Diego, over snatching staff, data, and funding in 2015.
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Genetically Modified Wheat Found in a Field in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2019
The unapproved crop is resistant to glyphosate in the weedkiller Roundup, but doesn’t seem to have entered the food supply.
Judge Says FDA Can Stop Clinic from Selling Stem Cell Treatments
Judge Says FDA Can Stop Clinic from Selling Stem Cell Treatments
Emma Yasinski | Jun 7, 2019
The decision may facilitate the agency cracking down more effectively on the unproven interventions these companies sell.
Couple With Cancer Wins $2 Billion in Case Against Monsanto
Couple With Cancer Wins $2 Billion in Case Against Monsanto
Catherine Offord | May 14, 2019
In determining that the illnesses came about from exposure to glyphosate in Roundup, a California jury delivers the biggest loss so far to the herbicide manufacturer in lawsuits about the product.
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
University of Arizona Chemistry Professor Sues over Discrimination
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 4, 2018
Katrina Miranda, seeking class-action status, alleges that women professors are paid less and passed over for promotions and resources.
Dartmouth Faces Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct by Professors
Dartmouth Faces Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct by Professors
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2018
Seven women are suing the university over alleged assault, harassment, and discrimination by three prominent scientists.
Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
Diana Kwon | Oct 9, 2018
As the American Chemical Society and Elsevier move litigation forward, other academic publishers have opted to collaborate with the academic network platform instead.
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Salk Gender-Discrimination Lawsuit to Go to Trial
Shawna Williams | Sep 4, 2018
A judge throws out several of researcher Beverly Emerson’s claims, but the case proceeds.
Salk Institute Settles Two Gender Discrimination Suits
Salk Institute Settles Two Gender Discrimination Suits
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 8, 2018
A third case against the biomedical institute will be heard in court.
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Scientist Who Blew the Whistle on Flint Water Sues Activists
Scientist Who Blew the Whistle on Flint Water Sues Activists
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 27, 2018
Flint residents and activists wrote a letter in May calling out Marc Edwards for hurting their community. He says it’s defamation.
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Genomics Company Human Longevity Sues J. Craig Venter Institute
Ashley Yeager | Jul 23, 2018
Genetics pioneer Craig Venter is not named as a defendant, but the company he founded alleges that he stole trade secrets.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 19, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2018
Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.
<em>PNAS</em> Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 4, 2018
In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues.