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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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Cable: Pfizer hired investigators to press Nigeria to drop suit

Researchers did not obtain signed consent forms, and medical personnel said Pfizer did not tell parents their children were getting an experimental drug. Pfizer’s lead investigator later acknowledged that he  personally created and backdated a key ethics approval document. more

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Wellesley professor unearths a horror: Syphilis experiments in Guatemala

Picking through musty files in a Pennsylvania archive, a Wellesley College professor made a heart-stopping discovery: US government scientists in the 1940s deliberately infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea in experiments conducted without the subjects’ permission. more

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Public debate on hybrid embryos

The public will be asked whether scientists should be allowed to create hybrid human-animal embryos, regulators have announced. more

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Hybrid embryo work ‘under threat’

UK scientists planning to mix human and animal cells in order to research cures for degenerative diseases fear their work will be halted. more

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A CONVERSATION WITH/Woo Suk Hwang and Shin Yong Moon; 2 Friends, 242 Eggs and a Breakthrough

For men who had just thrown a giant ethical bomb into the world of science, Dr. Woo Suk Hwang and Dr. Shin Yong Moon were dashing about Seattle last week in a remarkably relaxed mood. more

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