The blog of the 2009 – 2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Author Archives: Anne Pierson

Bioethics Commission Develops Ethical Framework—Guidance for National-Level Review of Higher Risk Pediatric Research Protocols

The central tenet of pediatric research ethics is that it should not pose greater than minimal risk (or the risks of daily life) to participants, and, when greater risk cannot be avoided in research, there must be a commensurate potential for direct benefit to pediatric participants or benefit to an identifiable class of children. Only […]

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Putting Ethics in Action – What Role do Professional Standards Play?

Following the revelation that the U.S. Public Health Service conducted unethical research on STDs in Guatemala in the 1940s, President Obama charged the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to conduct “a thorough review of human subjects protection to determine if Federal regulations and international standards adequately guard the health and well-being of […]

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This is a space for the members and staff of the 2009 -2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to communicate with the public about the work of the commission and to discuss important issues in bioethics.

As of January 15th, 2017 this blog will no longer be updated but continues to be available as an archive of the work of the 2009-2017 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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