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Mol Cell. 2018 Sep 20;71(6):879-881. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.08.026.

A Scientist's Oath.

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1
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
2
Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
3
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
4
Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address: peter.espenshade@jhmi.edu.

Abstract

Data on the perceptions of scientists suggest a moderate public distrust of scientist's motivations. Bettridge et al. suggest scientist's reluctance to engage the public on controversial ethical issues may be a contributing factor. The authors propose a Scientist's Oath to send a clear message to the public about our ideals.

KEYWORDS:

Hippocratic Oath; diversity; duty; engagement; ethics; graduate student; integrity; medical student; public trust; responsibility

PMID:
30241604
DOI:
10.1016/j.molcel.2018.08.026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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