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What CITI Program is Reading – May 24, 2023

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

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FDA Releases Two Discussion Papers on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Drug Development and Manufacturing Source: MedTech Intelligence “Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Development of Drug and Biological Products” and “Artificial Intelligence in Drug Manufacturing” were developed to support the use of AI/ML. Read The Full Article
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Facebook privacy breach sees parent company Meta fined a record $1.3B Source: 9TO5 Mac A Facebook privacy breach has seen parent company Meta fined $1.3B – the largest amount ever imposed for breaking Europe’s tough GDPR privacy laws, according to WSJ sources. Read The Full Article
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Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Samsung among growing list of companies banning employees from using ChatGPT at work Source: Fortune More employers are citing privacy concerns.

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FTC signals tougher rules for health companies' use of data Source: Axios The Federal Trade Commission proposed changes Thursday to federal health privacy rules in a crackdown on health apps. Read The Full Article
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A Penny for Your Thoughts? Moving Research Payment Transparency from Idiom to Policy Source: National Academy of Medicine Payment for participation in research—especially clinical research—is a common practice, but researchers often find themselves working in a “black hole” regarding payment. Read The Full Article
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Failed cancer therapy revived as powerful tumor killer when combined with newer drugs Source: Science Decades after faltering, angiogenesis inhibitors show new promise when paired with powerful immunotherapies

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Long-sought universal flu vaccine: mRNA-based candidate enters clinical trial Source: Ars Technica The phase I trial will test safety and efficacy in a small number of people. Read The Full Article
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Dirty-bomb antidote: Drug trial begins in US Source: BBC Volunteers will test a pill designed to remove radioactive contamination from the body. Read The Full Article
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Scientists release a new human “pangenome” reference Source: National Institutes of Health More complete and sophisticated collection of genome sequences captures significantly more human diversity. Read The Full Article
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Benchtop DNA printers are coming soon—and biosecurity experts are worried Source: Science Report calls for better safeguards to prevent bioterrorists from weaponizing new technology.

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