human testing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Would You Want An Award With A Tainted Name? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/would-you-want-award-tainted-name <p></p><p>Last summer, St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opinion-exploring-ethics-human-testing">began a conversation</a> about some of the ethical issues involved when people are used as the subjects of scientific research.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Would You Want An Award With A Tainted Name? Opinion: exploring the ethics of human testing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opinion-exploring-ethics-human-testing <p>People are sometimes used as test subjects in scientific research &ndash; from <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/SpecialTopics/RunningClinicalTrials/default.htm">clinical trials</a>, to studies on <a href="http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/guidance/cr-require.htm">the toxicity of pesticides</a>.</p><p>The federal government is currently <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/anprm2011page.html ">revising the regulation</a> designed <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/index.html">to protect human research subjects</a> from harm.</p><p>Washington University law professor Rebecca Dresser wrote <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6094/527 ">an article published in the journal <em>Science</em></a>, talking about some changes she&rsquo;d like to see made. She spoke with St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:51:16 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4270 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opinion: exploring the ethics of human testing