Kategorijų archyvai: Biomedicininių tyrimų etika

Pediatrician refuses to treat baby with lesbian parents and there’s nothing illegal about it

A Michigan pediatrician declined to treat the infant daughter of a lesbian couple in yet another example of the growing tensions between advocates for LGBT rights and those who want greater religious expression protections. more

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Nobelio premijos vertas Virginijaus Šikšnio atradimas gali padėti įveikti ŽIV ir „nepagydomas“ ligas

Vilniaus universiteto Biotechnologijos instituto biochemiko dr. Virginijaus Šikšnio vadovaujamos komandos atrastas genomo redagavimo įrankis CRISPR/Cas9 jau dabar keičia mediciną ir žemės ūkį. Ateityje ši technologija gali padėti įveikti ŽIV ir ligas, apie kurių išgydymą anksčiau nė nebūtume pasvajoję. more

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CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary CRISPR–Cas9 technique. more

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Research on biological materials of human origin: new recommendations to member States

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopts a new set of recommendations to the member states on the removal, storage and use of biological materials for research purposes. more

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French drug trial leaves one brain dead and five critically ill

One person is brain dead and five others are seriously ill after taking part in a drug trial for Portuguese pharmaceutical firm Bial at a clinic in north-west France. more

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Reconsidering the Declaration of Helsinki

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Helsinki. Consequently, the World Medical Association (WMA) is developing its eighth version of the Declaration. This anniversary presents an excellent opportunity to reconsider the problems of the Declaration and … Tęsti skaitymą

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Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable.Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.

It is part of the human condition to have implicit biases—and remain blissfully ignorant of them. Academic researchers, scientists, and clinicians are no exception; they are as marvelously flawed as everyone else. But it is not the cognitive bias that’s … Tęsti skaitymą

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Cancer trial participants may have misconceptions

People enrolled in early stage trials for possible cancer treatments may underestimate the risks involved and overestimate the potential benefits, suggests a new study. more

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Guatemala victims of US syphilis study still haunted by the ‘devil’s experiment’

Survivors tell of damaged lives after being deliberately infected in secret 1940s experiment on 1,500 men, women and children. more

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Call to create ‘one-stop shop’ for health research

A new body to regulate all health research in the UK should be established, according to a report by the Academy of Medical Sciences. The proposed Health Research Agency would be the only place giving ethical approval more

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