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

Author Archives: Kayte Spector-Bagdady

Rock Ethics Institute Research Ethics Lecture on Postwar NIH Research Ethos and the Guatemala STD Experiments

“Ethically Impossible” STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 details the federally-supported U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) experiments in Guatemala supporting STD prevention in the U.S. Armed Forces after World War II. By the time PHS researchers left in 1948, over 1,300 vulnerable Guatemalan subjects had been intentionally exposed to syphilis, gonorrhea, and/or chancroid […]

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Commission Work Will Dovetail Nicely with HHS’ ANPRM

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today discussed how its current work assessing the contemporary rules and regulations that protect human subjects in research will nicely dovetail with the Department of Health and Human Service’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), which was released last summer. The ANPRM is entitled “Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects […]

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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.

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