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    Tamar Sharon

    • Shortcomings of the Revised “Helsinki Declaration” on Ethical Use of Health Databases

      Posted on November 2, 2016

      Health apps, wearables, and other digital technologies that collect personal health data are profoundly changing the ways that biomedical research is conducted and the role of research participants. These technologies are challenging well-established norms, rules, and principles of medical ethics for the management of personal data in health databases and biobanks. The World Medical Association… Read more

    • Apple and Google Plan to Reinvent Health Care. Should We Worry?

      Posted on January 26, 2016

      Editor’s note: This essay responds to an invitation (issued here and here) to submit commentaries on the ethical implications of partnerships between social media companies and biomedical researchers. The invitation is ongoing.  Wearable devices, social media platforms, and smartphone apps are increasingly being seen as new data sources, capable of capturing complex and continuous personal… Read more