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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Charles Roselli, a scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University, has found himself at the center of a maelstrom. The researcher, who studies signaling pathways in the brain, has been dragged over the coals by the public after word of his research into homosexuality in sheep got out. This article from the New York Times examines the outcry that erupted from sources ranging from tennis star Martina Navratilova to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

We here at GTO tend to encourage people to talk about the work they do. But we'd sort of understand if this incident led to a "don't ask, don't tell" policy among scientists.

 

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