August 29, 2014

Medical Dilemma of ‘Three-Parent Babies’: Fertility Clinic Investigates Health of Teenagers It Helped to Be Conceived through Controversial IVF Technique

(The Independent) – A private fertility clinic in the United States has launched an investigation into the health of 17 teenagers who were born as a result of a controversial IVF technique that produced the world’s first “three-parent” embryos more … Read More

August 25, 2014

Fiction or Not? Fifty Shades Is Associated with Health Risks in Adolescent and Young Adult Fiction

(Journal of Women’s Health) – No prior study has empirically characterized the association between health risks and reading popular fiction depicting violence against women. Fifty Shades—a blockbuster fiction series—depicts pervasive violence against women, perpetuating a broader social narrative that normalizes … Read More

August 25, 2014

Cincinnati Archdiocese Freezes Catholic School Donations to Ice Bucket Challenge Charity

(Washington Post) – The Cincinnati Archdiocese has warned Catholic school principals against donating to the ALS Association due to concerns that the money could wind up funding research that uses embryonic stem cells. Archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco told the Cincinnati … Read More

August 18, 2014

Who Governs Science?

(The Guardian) – There is no easy solution to this problem. The scientific community is a loose association of individuals and organisations — universities and research institutions, funding bodies, journals, publishers, learned societies and government departments. No-one is in charge … Read More

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