Scientists Brace For Backlash From Zika Research Method Utilizing Pregnant Monkey
Dave O’Connor and Tom Friedrich are bucking trends and posting their Zika research findings as they get them -- instead of going through the peer-reviewed journal process. But part of that research has involved injecting a pregnant monkey with the virus, and the scientists think that perhaps providing that information could be "an invitation to disaster," even if it is "profound."
After Infecting Pregnant Monkey With Zika, Scientists Wait For Backlash
You may have seen the NPR story about the University of Wisconsin, Madison scientists who are studying Zika virus. Dave O’Connor and Tom Friedrich are deviating from the ordinary method for disseminating research — publishing in a peer-reviewed journal — by posting their data as they collect it, in real time. (Brooks, 3/22)