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Academy Publishing is pleased to announce its latest addition to its collection of academic journals, SAL Journal 2010 Special Issue (Biomedical Law and Ethics). This issue features articles on: (a) the emerging legal issues to a number of key features of the regulatory framework for human biomedical research; (b) the American system of ethical review conducted by institutional review boards, and the “Federal Wide Assurance” requirement for all research or whose staff collaborates on such research; (c) the law-making activities of the Singapore legislature in the context of global and national trends in biomedical and healthcare developments from 2000–2010; (d) the policy and regulatory changes that have taken place in Japan, and the rationale and motivations behind these changes; (e) the framework for living wills or advance medical directives, introducing means by which the currency of living wills could be ascertained and the adverse cost implications arising from ambiguity in the legal status of a deceased’s tissue and body; (f) the origins of Singapore’s current institutional review board based governance framework for human biomedical research, and the Ministry of Health’s guiding regulatory philosophy and its envisaged contours; and many more articles.
Author(s)/Editor(s)/Contributor(s): Bartha Maria Knoppers (guest editor) and W Calvin Ho (assistant guest editor)
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