Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

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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