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 The federal government has changed the regulations, in the Federal Register, that require informed consent for medical experiments (see Father Tad's columns on informed consent). If an institutional review board  decides that informing people of risks will interfere with medical research, it can waive the requirement, under limited conditions, for putatively “minimal risk” studies. Father Tad and Drew parse the significance of these changes and the concerns they raise. For the radio interview, which begins at 16:36, see:

Segment begins at 16:36