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Book and Media Reviews
August 2, 2006

Research Ethics

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(5):589-594. doi:10.1001/jama.296.5.589

In the realm of human experimentation, much has changed since 1974, the year the US Congress created the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Globalization, for instance, has sent many more trials overseas. HIV activists have established a new form of public engagement with clinical research. Borders separating industry and academia have become more porous. And research has moved into two less familiar categories of human subjects—embryos and cadavers.

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