November 10, 2006
Universities Experiment With Classes in Scientific Ethics
Pilot programs tackle a difficult topic amid questions about such education's efficacy
Art, a postdoctoral researcher, faces a sticky ethical dilemma, one he received no guidance on how to handle when he was a graduate student.
To reduce costs, a professor, Matt, who is also Art's mentor, has asked him to cut a corner in a laboratory procedure, even though that may produce inaccurate test results. What to do? Art depends on Matt for his livelihood, professional development, and