May 23, 2016

Scientists Are Just as Confused about the Ethics of Big-Data Research as You

(Wired) – When a rogue researcher last week released 70,000 OkCupid profiles, complete with usernames and sexual preferences, people were pissed. When Facebook researchers manipulated how stories appear in News Feeds for a mood contagion study in 20141, people were … Read More

May 20, 2016

CDC Monitoring Nearly 300 Pregnant Women with Zika in U.S. States, Territories

(Washington Post) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it is monitoring 279 pregnant women with likely Zika virus infections across U.S. states and territories. The largest number of cases by far are in Puerto Rico, where … Read More

May 19, 2016

In Search for Cures, Scientists Create Embryos That Are Both Animal and Human

(Scientific American) – A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal. The researchers hope these embryos, known as chimeras, could eventually help … Read More

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