December 14, 2018

Prominent Doctors Aren’t Disclosing Their Industry Ties in Medical Journal Studies. And Journals Are Doing Little to Enforce Their Rules

(ProPublica) – One is dean of Yale’s medical school. Another is the director of a cancer center in Texas. A third is the next president of the most prominent society of cancer doctors. These leading medical figures are among dozens … Read More

December 14, 2018

The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day

(The Atlantic) – Such a strong reaction is understandable, given the many puzzling and worrying details about the experiment. Even without any speculation about designer babies and Gattaca-like futures that may or may not come to pass, the details about … Read More

December 14, 2018

Outrage Intensifies Over Claims of Gene-Edited Babies

(NPR) – As researchers have scrutinized the scant details made public by the scientist, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, it has become clear that He actually missed precisely editing his genetic target. … Read More

December 7, 2018

Ebola Detectives Race to Identify Hidden Sources of Infection as Outbreak Spreads

(Nature) – As the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shifts into the war-weary city of Butembo, public-health workers are trying to stamp out new infections from an inadvertent source: unregulated health centres. Decades … Read More

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