March 20, 2013 5:51 pm
Stanford bioethicist Hank Greely, JD, spoke out in an article in Nature exploring whether all these layers of approval are really still necessary.
March 7, 2013 12:19 pm
The vital role ESCROs have played in recent years can now be taken over by IRBs and IACUCs—both of which have existed at universities and research institutions for decades. Those two review bodies would only have to expand their remits slightly to cover hESC-specific considerations.
April 10, 2012 12:18 pm
In one of the first studies of its kind, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing researchers have identified what cancer patients consider the “benefits and burdens” of participating in clinical research trials. From their findings, the researchers developed a model of the five elements of decision-making (physical, psychological, economic, familial, and social) that patients with cancer use to determine whether to participate or remain in a clinical trial.
January 18, 2012 12:00 am
These small fines are unlikely to stop unethical practice in Indian clinical trials and have renewed debate to protect research participants. #bioethics
June 23, 2010 12:00 am
Under proposed changes to federal research ethics standards, the Environmental Protection Agency will no longer accept studies that use people as guinea pigs in chemical tests.
June 22, 2010 12:00 am
Medical ethicists have worried for years about the growing share of new drugs whose human trials took place in foreign countries where federal auditors could not make sure patients were protected.
June 21, 2010 12:00 am
A new report concludes informed consent forms are often too long and complicated -- full of legalese and technical gobbledygook -- for many people to understand.
June 8, 2010 12:00 am
A report says agency doctors helped refine the use of waterboarding, sleep deprivation and severe pain under the guise of medical research. The CIA says the report is 'wrong.'
May 27, 2010 12:00 am
Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who liked vaccine with Autism, can no longer practice medicine in Britain.
May 9, 2010 12:00 am
Is morality innate? Do babies know right from wrong?