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In fact, doctors have been able to implant bone marrow stem cells for decades.

The problem is, these stem cells taken from bone marrow are merely multipotent, which means they can only morph into a small number of cells, and can only give rise to blood cells.

Respect for Persons involves treating potential research subjects with consideration, care, and respect, giving them all of the information necessary in order for them to make an educated and informed decision about whether to participate in a research project or not.

Beneficence is the concerted effort to protect all research participants, to do no harm if there are potential dangers and minimizing any negative consequences as much as possible.

In response, doctors managed to develop a method to create pluripotent cells by using human adult cells [5]. ” In Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U. Follow The Triple Helix Online on Twitter and join us on Facebook.

According to NIH’s Department of Bioethics, taking a biomedical ethics class will advance a student’s understanding of science in general, prepare students to make informed, educated choices, promote respectful dialogue among those with different points-of-view, and cultivate cross-cultural and critical-reasoning skills [6]. Accessed September 7, 2014 from “Protecting Human Research Participants,” The National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research.

Some timely examples are cloning, the use of fetal tissues and the genetic engineering of crops” [1].

Carolyn Csongradi, a lecturer at Santa Clara University, asserted that in order to make ethical decisions, students need to first understand the difference between fact, opinion, and values, and then develop an ability to make rational decisions while respecting the rights and well-being of others in the conduct of research projects [2].

Are students capable of applying the principle of “do no harm” to ensure that research is conducted in a manner that treats the participant with dignity, respect, and safety?

In order to examine the range of values and ideals that scientists need to keep in mind while conducting research on humans, this past summer I took an online course offered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research entitled “Protecting Human Research Participants”.

Justice is fairness in selecting participants to make sure that all persons can receive the benefits of research, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.