U OF M INVITES DEBATE ON HUMAN RESEARCH AFTER SILENCING CRITICS

This week, the University of Minnesota announced that it will host a brave new conference in early December centered on cutting edge best practices in human experimentation. Invited are the country’s top researchers, bioethicists, and patient advocates.

Things could get awkward fast. The U’s human research program has gotten a lot of attention over the past year, but not for a job well done.

“This whole thing is just a pure PR exercise,” says U bioethicist Carl Elliott, who was invited to speak for 10 minutes on one of the panels. In that 10 minutes, he’s going to try to be blunt about some of the shenanigans that the U’s human research program got up to in the past decade, but he’s not too excited about it.

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