Recent News Coverage of Unit Members

April 30, 2019. Crispr Babies Vs. ‘Bubble Boy’: Only One Was About the Patient, Bloomberg Opinion

April 12, 2019. The study of a cancer test seemed like a triumph. But some data were missing, STAT News

December 12, 2018. Unconfirmed exploratory trials after approvals may cause too much off-label prescribing, STAT News

November 28, 2018. When Clinical Trials Are Marketing Ploys, Not Science, FORBES

October 22, 2018. Statisticians asked to remove, ignore data to aid researchers: study, CTV News

October 13, 2018. When scientists want their data fudged and why you should care, CBC

October 4, 2018. Les cobayes de Sainte-Justine, Des chercheurs ont bâclé une étude clinique sur des enfants, Radio Canada

August 27, 2018. In Psychology And Other Social Sciences, Many Studies Fail The Reproducibility Test, 91.3WESM

June 6, 2018. Warning: Don’t Try This Biohacking at HomeBloomberg

April 29, 2018. 'Synthetic' human embryos are on the horizon, but ethics surrounding them are complicated, National Post

April 25, 2018, Cancer centers sell out science when they advertise clinical trials as treatment. STAT

April 16 2018. Are Clinical Trials Being Oversold to Cancer Patients?, Med Scape

April 13, 2018, Study questions animal efficacy data behind trials, Science

April 5, 2018, Clinical trials may be based on flimsy animal data, Science

March 26, 2018, Mom fears losing access to experimental drug that helped daughter after study ends, National Post

February 20, 2018, New study raises questions about early-stage cancer therapies for children, STAT News

February 19, 2018, Mice are mini-humans and the moon is made of cheese, The Medical Republic.

January 16, 2018, Biggest Hits – PLOS Biology in the Media in 2017, PLoS, 

January 23, 2018, Scientists Don’t Fear a New Crispr Snag, Bloomberg News

January 22, 2018. How well can you predict the outcome of clinical trials? Not as well as you may think, STAT

January 20, 2018. Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?, CBC News

August 14, 2017. Abortion access in Nova Scotia among worst in Canada: advocates, The Globe and Mail

July 4, 2017. Scientists Are Not So Hot at Predicting Which Cancer Studies Will Succeed, NPR

June 29, 2017. Cancer scientist may overestimate reliability of mouse studies, Reuters

May 5, 2017. Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished, The Scientist

March 2, 2017. Analysis: The ethics of safe injection, CTV Montreal

February 8, 2017. Why opioid overdose deaths seem to happen in spurts, CNN

January 30, 2017. After trial death and before Trump change, a call for drug approval reform, CNN

January 30, 2017. Des essais cliniques inutiles, La Presse

January 13, 2017. Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy, MIT Technology Review

December 8, 2016. A Death and Other Adverse Events in French Drug Trial Raise Questions About Testing Safety and Ethics, Neurology Today

November 2, 2016. Researcher challenges the idea of scientific neutrality at UCLA talk, Daily Bruin

October 2016. From “Personalized” to “Precision” Medicine: The Ethical and Social Implications of Rhetorical Reform in Genomic Medicine, Hastings Centre Report.

September 24, 2016. Des effets secondaires des médicaments restent absents des publications scientifiques, Le Devoir

August 30, 2016. Nick King and colleagues ask "Has the Increase in Disability Insurance Participation Contributed to Increased Opioid-Related Mortality?” in Annals of Internal Medicine.”

August 1, 2016. Brunswick woman taking gamble that stem cells will restore vision, Portland Press Herald

July 12, 2016. Is Most Clinical Research Useless?, Canadian Medical Association Journal

March 22, 2016 After Infecting Pregnant Monkey With Zika, Scientists Wait for Backlash. KQED Science

October 14, 2015. How 74 years of flawed experiments ‘hampered’ cancer fight. The Scotsman

October 13, 2015. Poorly designed animal experiments in the spotlight. Nature

Interview with Jonathan Kimmelman:  Patient-funded clinical trials may do more harm than good.... The Current (CBC), August 14, 2015.

June 19, 2014: Is Big Pharma Behind the Painkiller Epidemic?. Vocativ

June 19, 2014: Multifactorial Causes For Increase In Overdoses From Opiod Painkillers.

June 17, 2014: Death by prescription painkiller?. ScienceDaily

November 2013: The Borders of Policy. Online Digestions

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