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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.
Duke Settles Negligence Suit
Duke Settles Negligence Suit
Tracy Vence | May 5, 2015
Participants in controversial cancer trials have “resolved and settled all claims against” Duke University and oncologist Anil Potti, who previously admitted to fraud, lawyer says.
Johns Hopkins Sued for Guatemala Experiments
Johns Hopkins Sued for Guatemala Experiments
Tracy Vence | Apr 2, 2015
The university is among defendants listed on a lawsuit filed this week by participants in controversial experiments conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.
Myriad Settles Suit
Myriad Settles Suit
Tracy Vence | Jan 26, 2015
The Utah-based firm has settled its lawsuit claiming patent infringement against Pathway Genomics.
PubPeer Pushes Back
PubPeer Pushes Back
Tracy Vence | Dec 11, 2014
The founders of the post-publication peer review website file a motion to quash an academic’s subpoena for user information.