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California panel is charged with protecting human medical test subjects
Sacramento Bee

Thousands of human subjects are studied every year by California researchers hunting for clues to AIDS, autism, Alzheimer’s, cancer and scores of other health challenges.

African American women are being studied to see what breast cancer treatments work best. Asian Americans are being surveyed on the causes of problem gambling. Babies get MRIs to see if researchers can predict their chances of developing autism if older siblings are autistic.