Social Constraints on Science

A survey of researchers in several disciplines finds that they chose not to do certain types of research for fear running afoul of unspoken rules. Are some topics too taboo to research?

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Jon F. Merz, assistant professor, Department of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine. Senior Fellow in the Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

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