Research

New Rules for Human-Subject Research Are Delayed and Debated

National Archives and Records Administration

A doctor draws blood in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which the U.S. Public Health Service, from 1932 to 1972, 
misled black sharecroppers with the disease into believing that they were under treatment.
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When I. Glenn Cohen, a professor at Harvard Law School and director of a bioethics center there, helped to organize a conference in 2012 about the future of research on human subjects, he says he worried about being "late to the party."

In 2011, the...

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