Golden Rice Study Violated Ethical Rules, Tufts Says

Tufts University says that one of its researchers violated ethics rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified “golden rice” in China. The study showed that the rice can fight malnutrition, but researchers didn’t provide enough information to the parents of the children who ate it, Tufts says.

Another Study Of Preemies Blasted Over Ethical Concerns

The study randomly assigns preemies to one group that will get blood transfusions when their anemia is relatively mild or another that won’t get them until the anemia is severe. Researchers want to see which approach is better at reducing deaths and brain damage. Critics say the doctors haven’t leveled with parents about the risks.

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

Scientists and parents have long been baffled by the fact that children with autism often don’t pay attention to human voices. Researchers say that may be because speech doesn’t activate a reward system in the brain for those children the way it does for typical children.

Life, Interrupted: The Cost of Cancer

When I blow out my birthday candles next month, I’ll celebrate being alive. But my 25th birthday will also mark a countdown to the date when I will no longer be eligible to stay on my parents’ insurance.

‘Tummy Time’ May Not Be Needed

Parents have long been encouraged to have their babies spend time on their bellies to encourage upper-body development. But a new study suggests that having infants sleep on their backs does not retard motor development and that “tummy time” may be irrelevant.