Bioethics: Panel Faults Research Consent Process

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Science  06 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5233, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5233.25a


A presidential panel established to look into allegations of unethical studies of radiation effects during the Cold War era found plenty to criticize. For researchers conducting research on humans today, it carried an unexpected message: Current procedures for approving studies and gaining informed consent are too lax.