Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

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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