Research Ethics and Ebola

October 24, 2014 2:14 AM

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Research Ethics and Ebola

Every day we learn of new suspected cases of Ebola infection in the United States, causing worries among the population and renewed efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain the epidemic.

A student in the postgraduate course in research ethics that I teach at Einstein recently asked whether we could discuss the Ebola epidemic in class. Because I had prepared the syllabus for the course months ago, I hadn't thought of including a discussion of ethics in research on Ebola. But the time...

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