Ten years ago, Renee Bach left her home in Virginia to set up a charity to help children in Uganda

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“We have created a place to come talk about research ethics that’s different from the IRB. It is an educational opportunity,” says Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH, PhD, core faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Taylor is lead author of a recent paper on a national research ethics consultation (REC) collaborative

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One aspect of the downfall of Theranos is the blood-testing company’s leveraging of the Do-It-Yourself ethos to promote its product. Theranos provides consumers with a menu of more than 200 low-cost diagnostic blood tests for an array of drugs, ailments, deficiencies and diseases. It’s legal to order blood tests without consulting a doctor in about two dozen states. But should you?

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