Learnt Lessons

After the genome of HeLa cancer cell line was published earlier this month, researchers like Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life noticed that the Lacks family did not appear to give its consent to have the genome published. This, adds Peter Lipson at Forbes, is a "double ethical lapse."

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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