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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Paul Ndebele, alum of our Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program, writes, “There has been significant growth in international collaborative research implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades… This growth has in part led to debates about the ethics of some of the research.”

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For the past 37 years, a small research lab in Beltsville, Maryland, has been the world’s leading hub for scientists working on Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that infects more than 1 billion people globally, causing death, blindness, and birth defects

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PRIM&R’s Elisa Hurley writes that we still need the term “subjects” because there are other circumstances in which using the term “participant” might not be fitting

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It’s generally “ethically unacceptable” agrees Dr Ruth Faden, the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Nevertheless, she said that the patient’s rights and interest have to be balanced with the potential benefits of the research to humanity as a whole

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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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Medical ethicists and researchers commonly hold that there are seven general rules for an ethical experiment involving humans, explained Govind Persad

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Portland State University has started disciplinary proceedings against Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy who co-authored a series of bogus research papers that parody what the authors dismiss as “grievance studies.”

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