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Monday, February 11, 2013

Rogue scientists

Hwang has become the wrong kind of symbol. He was a superstar, he’s now the mad scientist of popular lore representing “a rogue lot who can’t be trusted.” That, says McGee, is precisely why we need more U.S. government-sponsored and regulated research of embryonic stem cells to prevent more science fraud.

And does the same go for genomics?

Craig Venter, as we noted the other day, is another superstar, and a private-sector profiteer. Should we be worried about people like him going rogue, too? We should. But we should be less concerned with the lapses and foibles of particular celebrity scientists than with the ethical implications of their science for us all...

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