Scientific Ethics

AP WAS THERE, Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Clinton apologized

May 10, 2017

AP WAS THERE: In 1997, then-President Clinton apologized over mistreatment of black men in the "Tuskegee Syphilis Study"

Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

May 8, 2017

The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science

German zoo investigating elephant-abuse allegation

Apr 5, 2017

Germany's Hannover zoo says it will investigate its keepers' treatment of elephants after the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video it said showed abuse

Indian police: Mob kills Muslim man who was transporting cow

Apr 5, 2017

A Muslim man beaten by a mob who accused him of transporting cows for slaughter has died in western India, in the latest violence by Hindu vigilante groups enraged over the treatment of the animal they consider sacred

Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy

Feb 25, 2017

A survey of U.S. political science faculty conducted a month into Donald Trump's presidency shows fraud-free elections top a list of 19 principles as most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press

USDA reposts some animal welfare records after criticism

Feb 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reposted some animal welfare records to its website following complaints from animal rights groups and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 15, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 14, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

USDA says removal of animal welfare records not final

Feb 7, 2017

The Agriculture Department says "adjustments may be made" in its decision to remove animal welfare inspection reports, enforcement records and other information about the treatment of animals from its website

Major global warming study again questioned, again defended

Feb 7, 2017

Complaints by a retired government scientist over how climate data was handled has sparked yet another round of bickering after politicians pounced on the claims to try to cast doubt around the earth's warming

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