June 18, 2015

Columbia Biologists “Deeply Regret” Nature Retraction, after Postdoc Faked 74 Panels in 3 Papers

(Retraction Watch) – A team of Columbia University biologists has retracted a 2013 Nature paper on the molecular pathways underlying Alzheimer’s disease, the second retraction from the group after a postdoc faked data. An April report from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) found a first … Read More

June 15, 2015

CIA Torture Appears to Have Broken Spy Agency Rule on Human Experimentation

(The Guardian) – The Central Intelligence Agency had explicit guidelines for “human experimentation” – before, during and after its post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees – that raise new questions about the limits on the agency’s in-house and contracted medical research. … Read More

June 12, 2015

How Black Slaves Were Routinely Sold as ‘Specimens’ to Ambitious White Doctors

(The Conversation) – The history of human experimentation is as old as the practice of medicine and in the modern era has always targeted disadvantaged, marginalised, institutionalised, stigmatised and vulnerable populations: prisoners, the condemned, orphans, the mentally ill, students, the … Read More

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