This piece, which originally appeared on blog.bioethics.gov, the blog of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, was written by the Bioethics Commission Staff and has been reposted with permission.
This is the first post in our "History of Bioethics" series in which we will examine some of the seminal events that shaped the landscape of bioethics and its practice in the world today. This first blog will focus on the creation of the national bioethics advisory bodies in the United States and their different iterations throughout the years.
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Earlier this year, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released the second part of its report on neuroscience and ethics—Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2). The report examines in depth several controversial topics that bring ethical issues to the fore, including cognitive enhancement, neuroscience and the law, and the ethical conduct of research with participants with impaired capacity for informed consent. Read more
In this week's Research Ethics Roundup, we explore some of the ethical and practical questions posed by new innovations in the research enterprise, as well as some age old concerns, such as the recruitment of subjects for clinical trials. Read on:
FDA, Sponsors Look to Expand Patient Input to Clinical Trials: The involvement of patient groups in the design of clinical trials is becoming increasingly common. In this article for Applied Clinical Trials, Jill Wechsler reports on this shift, as well as the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to foster patient-focused drug development.
by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
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by the staff of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
This piece, which originally appeared on the blog of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has been reposted with permission.
We all need to know how to better manage health information that we did not expect. Today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of [...] Read more