bioethics 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? Federal Commission Calls For Stronger Protections For Human Genome Data http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-commission-calls-stronger-protections-human-genome-data <p>A federal panel is calling for stronger privacy protections for human genetic data.<br><br>In <a href="http://www.bioethics.gov/cms/node/764">a report out today</a>, the <a href="http://www.bioethics.gov/">Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues</a> said “whole genome sequencing” — which provides a unique blueprint of each person’s DNA —&nbsp; holds great promise for advancing <a href="http://www.genome.gov/">medical research</a> and clinical care.<br><br>But the Commission said genetic data can also be misused and need to be adequately protected.<br> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:50:31 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 5301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Commission Calls For Stronger Protections For Human Genome Data