Tag: ethics

March 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

by  /  21 March 2017

‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.

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News

Three women blinded by experimental stem-cell treatment

by ,  /  16 March 2017

Two of the women mistakenly thought they were participating in a clinical trial, as the procedure was advertised on a government-run clinical trial website.

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February 2017
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2017
News / Spotted

Brexit anxiety; misguided momentum; embedded ethicist

by ,  /  24 February 2017

British scientists anxiously await their country’s departure from the European Union, President Trump’s views on vaccines may fuel a dangerous movement, and an ethicist helps keep gene-editing research in line.

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News

U.S. travel ban threatens to worsen nation’s doctor shortage

by ,  /  22 February 2017

The U.S. medical system depends on doctors from other countries, who often work in areas in desperate need of providers.

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Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Daniel Geschwind: Making autism studies diverse

by  /  7 February 2017

A team of researchers is stepping out of the lab and into the community to recruit African-Americans for studies on the genetics of autism.

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News

New administration stirs angst, activism among autism scientists

by  /  1 February 2017

President Trump’s comments on vaccines’ supposed link to autism and his proposed agency appointments are spurring scientists to take political action.

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January 2017
Week of JanuaryJan
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2017
News / Spotted

Trumping science; Brexit blowback; baby brains

by  /  13 January 2017

Donald Trump seems to see science through the lens of conspiracy, Brexit may spur an exodus of scientific talent from the United Kingdom, and preterm babies show atypical brain activity before birth.

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November 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Yael Niv: How to fight sexism in science

by  /  14 November 2016

Male scientists typically dominate speaker lineups at conferences. The skewed gender ratio stunts women’s careers — and progress in science.

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variety of channels for science communication
Opinion / Viewpoint

Beyond citations: Why scientists need to engage with public

by  /  14 November 2016

Scientists should regularly relate their work to a broad audience, and universities should support these efforts.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Ilina Singh probes ethics of sibling studies in autism

14 December 2016

Watch the complete replay of Ilina Singh’s webinar, in which she discussed ethical issues related to early intervention for autism at different developmental stages.

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