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What CITI Program is Reading – October 26, 2021

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff October 26, 2021

“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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7 ways clinical trials can be more inclusive for people of color Source: Technical.ly In order for a medicine to help the general population, it follows that the development process should reflect all of the people it seeks to treat. Historically, though, clinical trials haven't. Read The Full Article
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Remembering Zika: Parents offered their kids for studies, then say they were forgotten Source: NPR Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned. Read The Full Article
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Why scholars have created global guidelines for ancient DNA research Source: The Conversation Studying ancient DNA in Africa is valuable for understanding human evolution, population migrations, and human history locally, regionally and globally. Read The Full Article
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FDA says IRB review still needed for IVD studies involving human specimens Source: RAPS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterates that clinical studies of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) using leftover, deidentified human specimens still have to be approved by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Read The Full Article
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NIH says grantee failed to report experiment in Wuhan that created a bat virus that made mice sicker Source: Science Magazine EcoHealth Alliance violated terms of grant, according to letter to House Republicans. Read The Full Article
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Roche launches genomic profiling kit to ease cancer research Source: Reuters Roche is launching a new genomic profiling kit that lets cancer researchers explore tumours without having to send tissue samples to centralised laboratories, the Swiss drugmaker said on Monday. Read The Full Article
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New Law Threatens International Recruiting Model Source: Inside Higher Ed A ban on incentive-based recruitment could have big implications for how colleges recruit international students.

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Which blockchain is the most decentralized? Experts answer Source: Coin Telegraph Here’s what emerging tech representatives think about the decentralized nature of blockchain technology and which network is the most decentralized. Read The Full Article
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NATO releases first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence Source: NATO On Thursday (21 October 2021), NATO Defence Ministers agreed to NATO’s first-ever strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read The Full Article