Category Archives: health

Pausing Bird Flu Studies

Breaking news, from Nature: the principle investigators of the recent avian flu transmission studies (along with a couple of dozen co-authors) have publicly vowed to “pause” their research for 60 days. What’a really interesting, though, are their reasons. They want … Continue reading

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Biotech, Innovation & Clinical Trials

Here’s a blog entry, over on the Research Ethics Blog, that ought to be of interest to people interested in biotech: A Tale of Two Cousins: Tragedy and the Clinical Trial Recently the New York Times published a story about … Continue reading

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Berkeley Backs Down on Gene Tests for Students

I blogged here a few months ago about UC Berkeley’s plan to do (voluntary) genetic testing on this year’s entire first-year class. (See: Genetic Testing and the College Freshman) Now the university is backing down. Or rather, the university has … Continue reading

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