Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies
Elisabeth Bik Faces Legal Action After Criticizing Studies

A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.

A complaint lodged by researchers in France prompts two petitions supporting Bik’s whistleblowing work.

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Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Catherine Offord | Apr 28, 2021
The issue’s guest editors resign after falling out with the publisher over the management of papers, including a rejected manuscript on ivermectin, that were submitted for a special issue on drug repurposing for COVID-19.
Opinion: Facing Assumptions About the Duality of Human and Animal
Opinion: Facing Assumptions About the Duality of Human and Animal
Melanie Challenger | Apr 1, 2021
Since Darwin published his landmark work on natural selection, we’ve understood that we’re animals. But that doesn’t mean we really believe it.
José Baselga, Renowned Oncologist, Dies at 61
José Baselga, Renowned Oncologist, Dies at 61
Asher Jones | Mar 22, 2021
The cancer researcher and executive vice president of AstraZeneca’s oncology research and development is well known for his role in the development of pivotal breast cancer therapies.
Q&A: Parachute Science in Coral Reef Research
Q&A: Parachute Science in Coral Reef Research
Asher Jones | Feb 24, 2021
Scientists who study the marine ecosystems have frequently failed to involve local researchers in projects, a study finds.
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
Scientists from countries with fewer resources are pushing collaborators from higher-income countries to shed biases and behaviors that perpetuate social stratification in the research community.
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
Jef Akst | Oct 8, 2020
Although scientists debate the ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, plenty of consenting participants have been exposed to all sorts of pathogens in prior trials.
Scientist as Subject
Scientist as Subject
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
In the past, it was not uncommon for researcher to test their experimental therapeutics and vaccines on themselves. Some even volunteered to be exposed to pathogen-carrying vectors.
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Amanda Heidt | Aug 6, 2020
Scientists are taking their own vaccines, an ethically murky practice that has a long and sometimes celebrated history in medicine.
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Shawna Williams | May 11, 2020
The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
The study, conducted in Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana, did not obtain informed consent from each parent whose child participated, but rather considered consent “implied” because of the particular experimental design.
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
The case of a lieutenant in the Chinese army who studied physics at Boston University points to broader vulnerabilities in US academia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Ashley Yeager | Nov 11, 2019
Criticism of the paper first surfaced in 1994, and its author was accused of scientific misconduct.
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats.
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2019
Researchers say the Open Agricultural Initiative promoted a high-profile project with misleading claims, and documents show it violated state environmental regulations.
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019
The FDA and the university have audited Kang Zhang for breaches in bioethics and a failure to follow research protocols.
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.
NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
NIH Announces Details of Human Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions
Ashley Yeager | Jul 29, 2019
The latest restrictions require scientists to submit more comprehensive grant applications, and those applications will go through more stringent ethics reviews.