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Questions and answers on Guatemala research

The U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is conducting an inquiry into research conducted by the United States and Guatemalan governments in the 1940s on sexually transmitted diseases. The inquiry seeks to discover and document any unethical treatment of human subjects in that research.

"During today’s meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, several key questions were answered about the investigation into the U.S. Public Health Service’s studies in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 that exposed and infected vulnerable populations to sexually transmitted diseases."
Other related entries in the blog are:

  1. Quotes on Guatemala investigation
  2. The story of Berta
  3. Commission discusses ethical conclusions in Guatemala investigation
  4. Tune in Monday: Live coverage of Bioethics Commission
  5. In clinical trials, questions around community rights
  6. Could another Guatemala case happen?

Link: http://blog.bioethics.gov/2011/08/29/questions-and-answers-on-guatemala-research/
Added by View user profileJohn Daly on September 7, 2011