Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Social science?
Aimed at tackling scientific misconduct, the Chinese government has expanded its controversial social credit system to include infractions made by research scientists. According to a report in Nature News researchers in China who commit scientific misconduct could soon be prevented from getting a bank loan, running a company or applying for a public-service job. This may, in part, be a reaction to He Jiankui’s gene editing babies experiments

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