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Unregulated herpes experiments expose ‘black hole’ of accountability

The federal government once scrutinized such research controversies. Now, experts say, oversight agencies tend to avoid action even in the face of the most outrageous abuses.
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Recent revelations that a U.S. researcher injected Americans with his experimental herpes vaccine without routine safety oversight raised an uproar among scientists and ethicists.

Not only, he injected other participants  without Food and Drug Administration oversight or even a medical license. Since then, several participants have .

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