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<b> <i>Minimizing Risks: Diabetes Research in Newborns</i> </b>

Lainie Friedman Ross

in Children in Medical Research

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199273287
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603655 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199273286.003.0011

Series: Issues in Biomedical Ethics

  Minimizing Risks: Diabetes Research in Newborns

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This chapter examines the meta-ethical question regarding subject selection in newborn screening for diabetes. Data show that over 90% of parents give permission for diabetes screening of their newborns in the US and abroad. It is argued that prediction research in newborns has potentially serious psychosocial implications, especially when it is introduced into the unsuspecting general population, and research designs must account for them. Recommendations are proposed that balance the need for research access with protection, to minimize harm to infants and their families.

Keywords: diabetes research; pediatric research; newborns; diabetes prediction; subject selection; risk

Chapter.  9024 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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