Scientific Integrity

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. The N.I.H. will create expert panels to assess controversial research into creating pathogens that easily infect humans. Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal. Such work can now proceed, said Dr. Francis S. Collins, the … Continue reading A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager

GRANTS PASS -- Seven federal fisheries scientists filed a complaint Monday claiming their supervisor censored their research into the water needs of threatened Klamath Basin salmon because it was viewed by others as biased, violating an Obama administration policy prohibiting political manipulation of science by the federal government. The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for … Continue reading Federal Fisheries Scientists Claim Censorship By Agency Manager