Common Rule http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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