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Dr. Nita Farahany, Professor of Law & Philosophy and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, discusses the legal and ethical issues of unauthorized research.
Interdisciplinary teams of Duke University graduate students within the SciReg Lab submitted formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These comments were issued in response to recently-released draft guidances regarding homeopathic drugs and drug products containing nanomaterials. These comments (accessible here: homeopathic drugs; drugs containing nanomaterials) are now in the public record.
Ethicists and scientists are considering the place of neuroscience in the courtroom. Criminal defense strategies are increasingly relying on neurological evidence—psychological evaluations, behavioral tests or brain scans—to potentially mitigate punishment.
SciPol lead editor and senior research scientist with Duke Robotics, Dr. Michael Clamann, is interviewed by WRAL on the future of driverless cars.
Automated trucking promises to improve road safety, reduce fossil-fuel emissions and put up to 1.7 million people out of work.