Cover of the magazine research ethics no 3 2020


The Magazine Research Ethics

Norwegian researchers are using the controversial CRISPR-method for gene editing.

From this issue we give you an article on CRISPR - the Nobel Prize awarded method that is still much debated for ethical reasons. And we take a look at the debate on the decline of science in the 1830s UK.

For the full Magazine, please go to our Norwegian pages.

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Controversial genetic method used in Norway

Gene editing using CRISPR is much debated globally but used in several projects in Norway. - This is not a single method, says researcher Dorothy Dankel, comparing its diversity to surgery.

Honestly: Can research integrity be learned?

Possibly – but top-notch seminars with external experts are not much help if you go back to a research community where what you’ve learned has little value.

Too many cooks spoil the soup

Fraud and manipulation, big data challenges and the decline of science. None of this is new. These issues were already on the agenda in the UK in the 1830s.