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Ethics in Biomedical Research

Section edited by Beatrice Godard and Anita Ho

This section will include manuscripts that consider ethical aspects of research in biological and medical sciences, as well as ethical implications of new technologies, -omics research, and human  enhancement. Manuscripts addressing researcher behavior are also welcome in this section.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Community engagement has been recognised as an important aspect of the ethical conduct of biomedical research, especially when research is focused on ethnically or culturally distinct populations. While this i...

    Authors: Paulina Tindana, Jantina de Vries, Megan Campbell, Katherine Littler, Janet Seeley, Patricia Marshall, Jennifer Troyer, Morisola Ogundipe, Vincent Pius Alibu, Aminu Yakubu and Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:24

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  2. Content type: Debate

    In 2008, researchers reported that Timothy Brown (the ‘Berlin Patient’), a man with HIV infection and leukemia, received a stem-cell transplant that removed HIV from his body as far as can be detected. In 2013...

    Authors: Stuart Rennie, Mark Siedner, Joseph D Tucker and Keymanthri Moodley

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:18

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  3. Content type: Debate

    This article outlines procedures for the feedback of individual research data to participants. This feedback framework was developed in the context of a personalized medicine research project in Canada. Resear...

    Authors: Adrian Thorogood, Yann Joly, Bartha Maria Knoppers, Tommy Nilsson, Peter Metrakos, Anthoula Lazaris and Ayat Salman

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:88

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Submission of study protocols to research ethics committees (RECs) constitutes one of the earliest stages at which planned trials are documented in detail. Previous studies have investigated the amendments req...

    Authors: Marlies van Lent, Gerard A Rongen and Henk J Out

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:83

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  5. Content type: Research article

    For many decades, access to human biological samples, such as cells, tissues, organs, blood, and sub-cellular materials such as DNA, for use in biomedical research, has been central in understanding the nature...

    Authors: Paulina Tindana, Catherine S Molyneux, Susan Bull and Michael Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:76

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The pursuit of unproven stem cell-based interventions (“stem cell tourism”) is an emerging issue that raises various concerns. Physicians play different roles in this market, many of which engage their legal, ...

    Authors: Amy Zarzeczny and Marianne Clark

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:75

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  7. Content type: Debate

    International documents on ethical conduct in clinical research have in common the principle that potential harms to research participants must be proportional to anticipated benefits. The anticipated benefits...

    Authors: Michelle GJL Habets, Johannes JM van Delden and Annelien L Bredenoord

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:66

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  8. Content type: Research article

    More involvement of sub-Saharan African countries in biomedical studies, specifically in genetic research, is needed to advance individualized medicine that will benefit non-European populations. Missing infra...

    Authors: Peter B Olaitan, Victoria Odesina, Samuel Ademola, Solomon O Fadiora, Odunayo M Oluwatosin and Ernst J Reichenberger

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2014 15:65

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