November 11, 2014

Ethical Dilemma for Ebola Drug Trials

(Nature) – With clinical trials of experimental Ebola treatments set to begin in December, public-health officials face a major ethical quandary: should some participants be placed in a control group that receives only standard symptomatic treatment, despite a mortality rate … Read More

November 6, 2014

A New Edition of Bioethics is Available

Bioethics (Vol. 28, No. 9, November 2014) is now available online by subscription only. Articles include: “When Intuition is Not Enough. Why the Principle of Procreative Beneficence Must Work Much Harder to Justify Its Eugenic Vision” by Rebecca Bennett “Reciprocity-Based Reasons … Read More

November 5, 2014

Journals Unite for Reproducibility

(Nature) – Consensus on reporting principles aims to improve quality control in biomedical research and encourage public trust in science. Reproducibility, rigour, transparency and independent verification are cornerstones of the scientific method. Of course, just because a result is reproducible … Read More

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