The FDA almost never tests products itself. But in May, JAMA published the results of a randomized trial, conducted by FDA researchers, to determine whether the chemicals in four commercially available sunscreens are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream

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If all goes as planned, the first clinical trial in the United States testing CRISPR against cancer by altering the DNA of tumor cells inside patients could begin recruiting participants next year, the scientist leading the effort told STAT

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Kellogg and his wife, Luella, had adopted Gua from Cuba at 7-and-a-half months to see if a chimp would act like a human if raised with their 10-month-old son and surrounded by other people — a bizarre thesis in any era but especially in 1931. Today, the experiment would never pass an ethics board. “Experimenting on your own children is highly problematic,” says Jeffrey Kahn of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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There are lots of ways to make a buck, but becoming a human guinea pig for drug research has to be one of the oddest. “We are selling our bodies, most definitely,” says Paul Clough, who has taken part in more than 80 drug tests in the past 11 years

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