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Controversial bioethicist resigns from Celltex on twitter

ananyo (2519492) writes | more than 2 years ago

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ananyo (2519492) writes "Bioethicist Glenn McGee has resigned his position as president of ethics and strategic initiatives at the stem-cell firm Celltex Therapeutics in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, slashdot posted a story that suggested Celltex may have administered unproven treatments to several patients (http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/03/01/0110207/stem-cell-firm-may-have-administered-unproven-treatments).
The move comes at the end of a turbulent three months, which has seen McGee blasted by other bioethicists for working at the controversial stem-cell company while also holding the post of editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Bioethics, the most cited bioethics journal in the world (http://www.nature.com/news/editor-s-move-sparks-backlash-1.10068).

McGee announced that he had resigned, effective 28 February, on Twitter last night (https://twitter.com/#!/glenn_mcgee/status/175079180843757568) — the move came just two weeks after the 13 February press release by Celltex announcing that he would take the position (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/celltex-announces-glenn-mcgee-phd-as-president-of-ethics-and-strategic-initiatives-139217394.html)."

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