England’s scientific community fights back against libel onslaught

UK“Síle Lane left University College Cork interested in the usefulness of stem cells in the fight against lung cancer, but she has ended up campaigning against English libel laws. Raised in Ballinhassig, Co Cork, the quietly spoken but clearly determined Lane now runs the Keep Libel Out Of Science campaign on behalf of a London-based lobby group Sense About Science, which warns that scientific free expression is being silenced by the threat of legal writs …” (more)

[Mark Hennessy, Irish Times, 24 September]

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