Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 30, 2006

Jon Swift on Rush Limbaugh

Last week, I wrote a couple of posts about Rush Limbaugh’s despicable attacks on Michael J. Fox for appearing in an ad for a Democrat who supports loosening the federal ban on funding for embryonic stem cell research. Somehow, I missed the fact that Jon Swift also wrote on the topic. And, as is typical,…

Institutional review boards overreaching?

Institutional review boards (IRBs) are the cornerstone of the protection of human subjects in modern biomedical research. Mandated by the federal government in the 1970’s in the wake of research abuses of the 20th century, in particular the the horrors of the infamous Nazi biomedical experiments during World War II that were documented in during…