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Gaps in medical research ethics
Los Angeles Times

President Obama apologized last week for medical experiments funded with U.S. taxpayer money during the 1940s in which American scientists infected Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases without their consent. Today these studies would be illegal. Even so, the current U.S. regulations governing research review are full of gaps.

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will now convene a panel of global experts to examine U.S. research rules.