A newly released letter from a government watchdog has shed a little light on an ongoing U.S. government effort to scrutinize federally funded biomedical research for potentially problematic foreign involvement

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., which funds much of the nation’s biomedical research, has launched a “comprehensive review” of human fetal tissue research, to ensure that it’s complying with laws and regulations

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AS A FOURTH year medical student at Yale, Matthew Erlendson says he had to think long and hard about whether to participate in a recent hackathon at the Department of Health and Human services

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Institutions that conduct human research generally have a reputation for strict fact-finding, going where the research leads while maintaining firm rules to protect the people who are studied. If those rules are violated, the consequences can be serious. It’s worse when workers and others are afraid to report violations

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“I was just totally gobsmacked,” says Brendan Saloner, an addiction researcher and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Saloner says that Price’s own Department of Health and Human Services displays information online that contradicts his comments. The HHS website includes a link to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s information page about medication-assisted treatment

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US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which govern human-subjects research

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Views held by Tom Price, Trump’s pick for health secretary, would put him at odds with many scientists, but academic groups say he appreciates medical education and value of research

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Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to encourage faster cancer cures was one factor leading to announcement

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