Mullings, Anthony M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Genetic research in third world (Developing ) countries: Science or exploration?
St Thomas Law Review
Date of Publication
Considers the status of genetic research in the Third World by addressing the questions, 'what if anything, is appealing about performing research in Third World countries and what harm if any is there?'; 'is research in developing countries science or exploitation?'; 'who determines what is beneficial and harmful and what criteria should be used in making that determination?'; 'in order to obtain benefit do we have to cause injury?'; and 'by whose standards is good measured?' Examines two cases, a community based study of the risk factors associated with heterosexual transmission of HIV-1 in Rwanda and a submission for ethical approval of a study requiring healthy volunteers to be hospitalized for 12 hours overnight and the protocol of provision of a stipend for the participants. Discusses the research versus exploitation issue.....