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Bioethics Panel Urges Broader Oversight

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Science  25 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5521, pp. 1466-1467
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5521.1466

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The U.S. government should create a single office to monitor both public and private research involving human volunteers, says a new report by a presidential commission. The report, 5 years in the making, concludes that major changes are needed in the oversight of clinical research. But it's not clear if the new occupant of the White House is listening.