TAG ARCHIVES FOR genetics and genomics


by Jackie Tekiela, MS, CIP, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

I have to admit, I love a great debate, and the session titled A Great Debate: Be it Resolved That Large-Scale Genomic Research Poses Special Privacy Risks to Research Subjects at the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference was no exception. The session explored the ethical issues and privacy concerns related to genetic information [...] Read more


by Rebecca Boxhorn, JD, Research Associate at the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota

Greetings from Minnesota! I am a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad at the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. Unlike the other members of this year’s Blog Squad, I will be attending [...] Read more


Did the NBA Finals have you taking a “time out” to watch the games this weekend? Don’t be a benchwarmer any longer—make a fast break and check out the latest Science Times synthesis! With articles covering the full arena of hot topics from an exciting new treatment for hypertension to a shocking discovery about a monumental researcher, this installment is a real slam dunk.

Week of June 4

DNA blueprint [...] Read more


Spring is here, and much like the flora outside, the news is abloom with tales of research! Take some time out from smelling the roses and check out this week’s installment of the “Science Times” synthesis.

Week of March 26

Panel says flu research is safe to publish: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity has recommended that controversial data from a research study on the H5N1 virus, which was originally withheld due to public safety concerns, be published.
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