In a New York Times article that some researchers will surely regret being interviewed for, scientists discuss the increasing use of their own children as research subjects. The argument is that "studying their children allows for more in-depth research and that the children make reliable participants in an era of scarce research financing," the article reports. One scientist is quoted as saying, "You need subjects, and they're hard to get." Well, that's got great parenting written all over it.

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