Close Menu

Not So 'Informed'

A group of ethicists and medical researchers says informed consent has become more about protecting the researcher than protecting the patient, reports Nature News' Daniel Cressey. At the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice conference in Brussels last week, a Belgian think tank warned that the process of informed consent has become an exercise in legal obligation rather than an effort to help trial participants understand the risks and benefits of participation.

To read the full story....

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Don't have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Register for Free.

Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.