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South African Medical Journal

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Deliberating about race as a variable in biomedical research

AA van Niekerk

Abstract


Race as a variable in research ethics is investigated: to what extent is it morally appropriate to regard the race of research subjects as pivotal for research outcomes? The challenges it poses to deliberation in research ethics committees are considered, and it is concluded that race sometimes must be considered, subject to clearly stated qualifications.



http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.4702
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