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ISTAR Training Videos

The videos focus on the complex sections of the application for Full Board / Expedited research. A glossary of ISTAR terms is also provided.


UNC board suspends whistle-blower’s research

UNC-Chapel Hill announced Thursday evening that its research review board had suspended whistle-blower Mary Willingham’s work on the literacy... Read more


FDA-Mandated Withdrawal of 23andMe’s Personal Genome Service

On November 22, 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the surprising step of ordering 23andMe, a genomics company, to cease marketing... Read more


Patent Granted for Fraudulent Research

Korean researcher Hwang Woo-suk electrified the science world 10 years ago with his claim that he had created the world’s first cloned human... Read more