This Week in the British Medical Journal | GenomeWeb

In the British Medical Journal this week, Nigel Hawkes says the number of deaths after surgery for bowel cancer in England is much higher than was previously thought. According to a new study, five English medical centers, or trusts, had rates of death within 30 days of surgery that were "significantly worse" than the average for England from 2003 to 2006. Three trusts had better than average death rates during that time.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

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