The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
- C.S. Lewis
A recent article on Scientific American.com looks at the South Korea cloning controversy from a slightly different angle. Rather than focusing on the one blockbuster example of unethical scientific research that (fleetingly) captures the public's attention, the piece focuses on the smaller, and more numerous, instances where the rules are bent, but not broken.
In particular the distribution system for scientific research grants is examined and found to be wanting. While the piece is short and correspondingly light on examples of, and solutions for, the problem with grants it's a provocative read.
Thanks to the AJoB blog for pointing this out.