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Resource ID: #20629
Subject: Research
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
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Date: March 8

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What happens when medical research is conducted without informed consent? The Virginian Pilot details the story of a controversial research experiment conducted by the Eastern Virginia Medical School. The experiment, that required nearly 200 preschoolers to be exposed to a genetically engineered substance, had to be ceased after one parent complained about it being done without their informed consent. The report includes thoughts and opinions by medical ethicists, academicians and the EVMS staff themselves.

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