[ RadSafe ] Don't punish the scientists

Dawson, Fred Mr Fred.Dawson199 at mod.uk
Wed Apr 25 01:38:04 CDT 2007

Guardian Reports:-

Distress over another organ scandal cannot be allowed to feed mistrust
of medical research

Since Alder Hey there has been a transformation in the way that
postmortem samples for scientific research are dealt with. Unlike the
ambiguities of the past, the Human Tissue Act 2004 now makes it a
criminal offence to take tissue without consent and specifically sets
out what permission is necessary. Scientists 20 years ago were working
to standards very different from today's. They do not deserve to be
criticised for research that benefited workers and their families, as
well as the wider public. 


Fred Dawson

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