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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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 a study that explores the regulatory burden researchers face to the development of a device that applies a biodegradable adhesive to internal organs, this week's Research Ethics Roundup delves into how advances in technology and changes in regulations are impacting the course of research.
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
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.