BetterBio empowers all of us to explore, investigate and direct the science, ethics and political economy of the biotechnology industry.
BetterBio will provide the forum and tools for in-depth, investigative biotechnology reporting and analysis, empowering communities to discuss, dissect and analyze the economic, environmental and cultural effects of the biotech industry. By more directly connecting the boardroom and the research lab to national discussion of bio-innovations, BetterBio will tell biotechnology stories that would not otherwise be told to audiences that would not otherwise be considered. We are determined to create the forum and tools – all you have to do is show up.
BetterBio will deliver meaningful, accessible news about biotechnology and its impact on our lives. To that end, BetterBio makes the following commitments:
1. BetterBio will facilitate public conversations about what information you need to know, how to best learn about it, and how to get involved in telling the story.
2. BetterBio will cover the most relevant fields within biotechnology--including biomedicine, agricultural biotech and biofuel--with rigor and objectivity. We will explore these fields critically through environmental, economic and social lenses.
3. BetterBio will keep the principles of transparency and honesty at the forefront of our decisions concerning the editorial process, our funding sources, and the technology we use.
4. BetterBio will partner with complimentary publications, businesses and organizations to achieve our goals, unless doing so would knowingly contradict our mission.
5. BetterBio will establish its own set of best practices for reporting on the life sciences. We will constantly refine those practices so we can teach them to others and democratize science journalism.
6. BetterBio will cite to and identify primary sources whenever feasible, except where doing so would lead to significant economic, physical or emotional harm. We will be accountable to our audience.