October 5, 2018

In a Study of Human Remains, Lessons in Science (and Cultural Sensitivity)

(Undark Magazine) – The subject matter was obscure, but the findings were provocative: A genomic analysis of a mysterious skeleton found in Chile’s Atacama Desert revealed that the remains weren’t those of an extraterrestrial, as was wildly speculated, but a … Read More

October 3, 2018

African-Americans Are Disproportionately Enrolled in Studies That Don’t Require Informed Consent

(STAT News) – African-Americans are enrolled in clinical trials that do not require patients to give individual consent at a disproportionately high level, according to a study published Monday. Scientists are allowed to conduct these experiments without obtaining consent from … Read More

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