March 10, 2016
(Nature) – Research, and especially basic research, is fundamentally disconnected from the realities of vulnerable populations. Is it unreasonable to expect investigators and their institutions to assume some responsibility for ensuring adequate care for volunteers and their quality of life? Perhaps studies in vulnerable populations should not be conducted at all, unless a comprehensive, long-term plan is drafted in cooperation with the research institutions involved and local and national governments.
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