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Human Testing
6:51 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Opinion: exploring the ethics of human testing

"Vitruvian Man" by Leonardo da Vinci. (Want to learn more about this famous image? Check out a link to an NPR piece with more background under our story below).
(via Wikimedia Commons/Leonardo da Vinci, Galleria dell' Accademia, Venice (1485-90)

People are sometimes used as test subjects in scientific research – from clinical trials, to studies on the toxicity of pesticides.

The federal government is currently revising the regulation designed to protect human research subjects from harm.

Washington University law professor Rebecca Dresser wrote an article published in the journal Science, talking about some changes she’d like to see made. She spoke with St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra.

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