Category: George Annas

Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press journal to withdraw research paper

STAT News George Annas, School of Public Health The Walt Disney Company urged an academic journal to withdraw a nutritional study of children’s meals at Disney World last fall — a study it had funded — amid a public backlash over corporate involvement in scientific research, according to newly obtained emails… Expert quote: “The authors […]

Does gene editing research pose a national security risk?

World Magazine George Annas, School of Public Health As bioethicists and scientists debate the ethics of genetic manipulation through processes like CRISPR and MRT, a recent poll shows genetic editing has yet to gain approval from the majority of Americans, including the U.S. director of national intelligence… Expert quote: “They support research because they think cures […]