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U. of Minnesota Faculty Senate Calls for Review of Controversial Drug Study

Nearly a decade after the suicide of a schizophrenia patient who was participating in a drug trial at the University of Minnesota, the university’s Faculty Senate voted on Thursday to ask the institution to commission an external review of its handling of vulnerable research subjects, the Star Tribune reported.

The university had rejected earlier appeals for further review of the circumstances in the high-profile case, which centers on the death of Dan Markingson, who committed suicide in 2004 …

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Anthropology Group Approves Overhaul of Its Ethics Code

The American Anthropological Association on Tuesday announced that its members had approved a new ethics code after a five-year review, a move that was favored by 93 percent of those who voted on the document. In a news release, the association said that the new document is organized according to seven principles, including “do no harm” and “be open and honest regarding your work.”

Changes in the association’s ethics code have been a much-debated subject among anthropologists, who have grappled