Kategorijų archyvai: Biomedicininių tyrimų etika

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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Scientists plan interspecies cloning

Cloning pioneer Ian Wilmut and three teams of U.K. scientists have asked their government for permission to restart cloning research, which they argue will eliminate the need for women volunteers to take fertility drugs in order to donate their eggs to … Tęsti skaitymą

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Biologists want to drop the word ‘cloning’

“Using the term ‘SCNT’ instead of ‘cloning’ dramatically raised approval ratings”. more

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S. Korea cloning expert on trial

The South Korean cloning scientist accused of faking his stem cell research has gone on trial in Seoul, charged with fraud and embezzlement. more

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It’s life, but not as God planned it

Scientists are often accused of trying to play God. Cloning experts, genetic engineers and atomic physicists have all fiddled with aspects of the world that many believe should remain the preserve of some higher power. more

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The New Nano-Threat

First it was “gray goo,” the threat of self-replicating machines populating the planet. Now an environmental think tank is raising the specter of “green goo,” where biology is used to create new materials and new artificial life forms. more

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