This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights a Nature editorial that encourages researchers to push back against both public and private forms of censorship in research contracts, the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s Comparative Genomics Branch issues new study with implications for both human and dog disease research, the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks with Doctors Without Borders about using an experimental vaccine to target a new Ebola outbreak, and bioethicists' concern about stem cell researchers' failure to publish study results including discoveries on side effects. Read more
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Global research issues take center stage in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. Recently, the Chinese government announced new draft regulations on lab animal welfare. The results of the Ebola trials are being analyzed and French officials are launching an investigation after a fatal clinical trial.
Ebola's Thin Harvest: In this special report for Science, Jon Cohen and Martin Enserink report on the results of the Ebola clinical trials. They point out, "Never before had the disease affected enough people to allow researchers to test Ebola drugs and vaccines in a real-world setting." Unfortunately, the findings from many of these trials are unclear.
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.
Gene 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
From the ban of biomedical testing on captive chimpanzees to the first published results of an international "basket study," this week’s Research Ethics Roundup offers a glimpse into topics that affect both human subjects and animal care and use.
Giant Study Poses DNA Data-Sharing Dilemma: The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) working group is set to release a project plan this fall, which is expected to outline how much data will be returned to [...] Read more
From considering whether it is appropriate to ask patients to pay for research to the responsibility to share research data, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup explores some of the important ethical questions that emerge in the conduct of research. Read more