legal system, disease & medicine
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Misconduct Finding Could Impact PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2016
Wayne State University’s conclusion that pathologist Fazlul Sarkar committed research misconduct could affect the ongoing legal proceedings related to anonymous critics of his work.
Michigan State Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in PubPeer Litigation
Michigan State Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2016
Attorneys representing pathologist Fazlul Sarkar and users of the post-publication peer review website present their cases regarding the constitutionality of subpoenaing for the identities of anonymous commenters.
PubPeer Has (Probably) Stopped Collecting Anonymous Commenters’ IP Addresses
PubPeer Has (Probably) Stopped Collecting Anonymous Commenters’ IP Addresses
Bob Grant | Oct 4, 2016
In an attempt to avoid future subpoenas requesting potentially identifying information on unregistered users of the post-publication peer review website, the platform’s administrators have attempted to cease IP address collection.
US Gov't Takes On Predatory Publishers
US Gov't Takes On Predatory Publishers
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a legal complaint against the OMICS Group for allegedly engaging in deceptive practices.
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2016
The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.
“Heroes of CRISPR” Disputed
“Heroes of CRISPR” Disputed
Tracy Vence | Jan 19, 2016
Critics have harsh words for the Broad Institute’s Eric Lander and Cell over a recent perspective piece describing the history of CRISPR.
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Andreas Kuersten | Nov 23, 2015
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
Legal Battle Between UCSD, USC Continues
Legal Battle Between UCSD, USC Continues
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2015
The University of Southern California countersues the University of California, San Diego, as a pharmaceutical company ends an Alzheimer’s research–related contract with the latter institution.
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2015
Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.