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Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jan 12, 2018
Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.
Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
Catherine Offord | Nov 9, 2017
The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines.
Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination Suit
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 21, 2017
A former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Sep 19, 2017
The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2017
Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.
Salk Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuits
Jef Akst | Jul 17, 2017
Two high-ranking female scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, claim the center is run by a team of “good old boys.”
European Court OKs Vaccine Lawsuits Lacking Proof
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2017
The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling yesterday that allows plaintiffs to sue vaccine makers without providing scientific evidence of harm.