Concerned Scientists Ask Trump To Support Fact-Based Policies In Face Of Health Threats
More than 2,300 scientists sign on to an open letter directed to the president-elect and the incoming Congress.
The Washington Post:
Over 2,000 Scientists Urge Trump To Respect ‘Scientific Integrity And Independence’
Call it the opening shot in a brewing war over scientific integrity in the future Trump administration. More than 2,300 scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, have issued an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress, urging them to “adhere to high standards of scientific integrity and independence in responding to current and emerging public health and environmental health threats.” (Eilperin and Mooney, 11/30)
In other news —
Should Research Volunteers Get To See Their Medical Tests?
Volunteer for a clinical trial and your body will be poked, prodded, scanned, and analyzed. But you’re unlikely to get any of the results. A small but influential band of activists has been pushing hard to change that — and they’re starting to get traction. The research establishment has long opposed giving volunteers access to their data, even though that’s supposed to be part of the arrangement. Some worry that it’s too easy for laypeople to misinterpret test results, while others maintain that it’s a waste of resources to organize data for individual review. (McGowan, 12/1)