Bioethics: protecting lives in service to research

By Steve Goldstein
Bioethics and the protection of human subjects are the foundation that enables clinical research. The combination of the globalization of the biomedical industry, outsourcing of clinical trials to developing countries to cut costs and avoid regulation, and the surge in research activity to address HIV and malaria has been overwhelming, given the lack of developing country researchers with formal training in bioethics and the scant infrastructure to provide oversight

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