The routes of disease For a detailed example, consider syphilis. This sexually transmitted disease is one that I frequently
African-Americans are disproportionately affected by sickle cell, but not enough are signing up for clinical trials to help.
The notorious study was referenced in a recent episode of "Black-ish."
To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.
Almost exactly seven years ago, on February 28, 2008, Penn State Assistant Track Coach, Fritz Spence, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Five months after his diagnosis, following Fritz's second failed round of chemotherapy, Wade Spence donated marrow to his brother.
It shouldn't be surprising then that while polls find most African-Americans don't think the government knew something about
Science is not value neutral. It depends on democratic values of cooperation, free inquiry, and a commonwealth of knowledge.
The notoriety of the Tuskegee syphilis study is unparalleled in the field of bioethics. Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the horrific experiment's termination, and many people took the opportunity to recall Tuskegee and examine its relevance to the treatment of human research subjects today.
The ostensible purpose of the experiments was to test the efficacy of penicillin in treating infection caused by the diseases
Unfortunately, medical testing on unwitting human subjects or people who consent under duress has not stopped.