April 5, 2012 12:57 pm
The Portable Legal Consent for Common Genomics Research (PLC-CGR) is an experimental bioethics protocol that provides maximum utility to researchers who agree to its terms and protection for the de-identified personal and genomic data volunteered by informed research subjects. Data and resulting publications from this protocol are equally available to all academic, nonprofit and commercial competitors, so that intellectual property claims should arise only on new discoveries based on the data.
April 2, 2012 9:21 am
The way clinical studies inform patients about what they are getting involved with works no better in the U.S. than elsewhere in the world, one expert said. Patients from both developed and third world countries exhibited a similar lack of understanding of the medical research process, which limits their discernible rights, said Christine Grady, the chief of the department of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.