Scientific ethics

June 12, 2018 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual harassment is rampant in academic science, and colleges and universities that train new scientists need a system-wide culture change so women won't be bullied out of the field, a national advisory group said Tuesday. In fact, it's time to treat sexual harassment as...
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This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes are removed and can be used for genetic testing. When a couple is known to be at risk for having a child with a specific genetic disorder, the woman undergoes a procedure to remove some of her eggs. After fertilization, some cells can be plucked from the embryos and examined to identify those without carry the disease-causing abnormality. (ASRM via AP)Wedn
April 18, 2018 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music ability? Or would you prefer a girl with a good prospect for high SAT scores and a good shot at being athletic, but who also is...
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This Dec. 19, 2017 file photo shows Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans, in England. The head of the Vatican’s bioethics think tank said on Sunday, April 15, 2018 he hopes a dialogue can be reopened in the case of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British child whose parents are locked in a legal battle over his care. Alfie is in a "semi-vegetative state" as the result of a degenerative neurological condition doctors have been unable to definitively identify. His parents want to take him to Italy but have been blocked by British courts, which say his condition is irreversible. (Philip Toscano/PA via AP,file)
April 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of the Vatican's bioethics think tank says he hopes a dialogue can be reopened in the case of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler whose parents are locked in a legal battle over his care. The 23-month-old Alfie is in a "semi-vegetative state" from a degenerative...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, John Bailey arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that it has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against Bailey and determined that no further action is required, saying that Bailey will remain intact in his position, which he has held since August. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2018 - 1:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required. The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he...
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March 28, 2018 - 1:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has concluded its review of a misconduct allegation against film academy president John Bailey and determined that no further action is required. The film academy said late Tuesday that Bailey will remain in his position, which he...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions as they get more involved in their customers’ health. Late last year, CVS Health announced a roughly $69 billion deal to buy another insurer, Aetna. Those companies plan to convert drugstores into health care hotspots that people can turn to for a variety of needs in between doctor visits. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
March 09, 2018 - 4:07 pm
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company. Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions in order to get more involved in customer health. They say this push can help cut costs...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2010 file photo, Lawrence Krauss, co-chair of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Board of Sponsors poses with a graphic image of the "Doomsday Clock" a during a news conference, in New York. Krauss, an Arizona State University physics professor, has been suspended from his job following allegations of groping, ogling and other sexual misconduct incidents. The school confirmed Wednesday, March 7, 2018, that Krauss is on paid leave and prohibited from campus while a review is conducted. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 07, 2018 - 6:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona State University physics professor, known for his work with scientific exploration and the Doomsday Clock, has been suspended from his university job following allegations of sexual misconduct, the university said in a statement Wednesday. Professor Lawrence Krauss was put...
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March 07, 2018 - 2:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona State University physics professor known for his work with the Doomsday Clock has been suspended from his job following sexual misconduct allegations. The school confirmed Wednesday that Lawrence Krauss is on paid leave while a review is conducted. Krauss did not...
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February 25, 2017 - 10:44 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A survey of U.S. political science faculty a month into Donald Trump's presidency shows that fraud-free elections tops a list of 19 principles most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press. Professors at Dartmouth College, the University of Rochester and Yale...
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