Should There Be a "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

Should There Be a "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?
Carter Blochwitz/The Minnesota Daily via AP

In the wake of the recent resignation of José Baselga, the chief of the prestigious Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in the US, for unethically failing to disclose a host of close ties to health care companies, a recent paper in the journal Molecular Cell is timely.

Its authors, led by Kelsey Bettridge from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, put forward the idea of a Hippocratic oath specifically for scientists.

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