TAG ARCHIVES FOR genetics and genomics

30
Oct2015

From the progress in gene therapy for genetic retinal diseases to a survey that finds the majority of animal studies for drugs are not rigorous enough, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines some of the latest controversial issues occurring in research ethics.

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16
Oct2015

From Eli Lilly abandoning evacetrapib in the final stages of trials to the surprising placebo effect, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup shines the spotlight on clinical trials that could shape the future of research.

Pig photo - RERGene Editing Record Smashed in Pigs:  A team from Harvard Medical School, led by geneticist George Church, has used CRISPR technology to modify more than 20 genes in pig embryo and deactivate more than 60 viruses that could cause disease in human [...] Read more

4
Sep2015

Two recent studies have generated debate within the research community. We explore those studies, as well as other recent stories about research in the popular media, in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.

Has US Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees Come to an End?: In June, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced its plans to classify captive chimpanzees, including those used for research purposes, as endangered animals under the Endangered Species Act. In this article for Science, David Grimm explores the effect of that decision.

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24
Apr2015

In this week’s Research Ethics Roundup, we explore how shifting conceptions of research—from the growing demand for the sharing of clinical trial data to a renewed emphasis on statistical power in animal research—are challenging current thinking. Read on and share your thoughts on these pieces and other research ethics and oversight news in the comments.
Is the Placebo Effect in Some People’s Genes?:  A recent study published in Trends in Molecular Biology found that an individual’s response to a placebo may be affected by his or her genetics. This article from Reuters provides an [...] Read more

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