Ethics

Genome Ethics

March 28, 2012

The Health and Human Service human research regulations are being revised. Scientists' input on whole genome sequencing data may shape the future of research. It's great that the article below says that change is "imminent."

Here's an article that describes the issue:

DNA Mapped in a Day Prompts U.S. Review of Genome Ethics

And here's a document from the Department of Health and Human Services:

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Does Being a Compliance Manager Make Me the Bad Guy?

January 20, 2012

Nature.com recently published an article about research misconduct at a Chinese research institution. Dr. Mu-ming Poo, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, is quoted saying, “Very few people in the funding agency or in the scientific community are willing to be the 'bad guy' and enforce the regulations.”

Wait! Bad guy? That’s what I do for a living – enforce the regulations! Am I a bad guy?

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