Guests: Dr. Hossein Coovadia Department of Pediatrics and Child Health University of Natal South Africa Dr. Peter Lurie Research Associate, Public Citizen's Health Research Group Visiting Research Scientist, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Dr. Norman Fost Professor of Pediatrics Director of Program in Medical Ethics Chair, Human Subjects Committee University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Michael Kaufman Co-Creator, NetDay Director of Digital Learning Public Broadcasting System San Francisco, California The U.S. has funded research on HIV-infected pregnant women in Africa, Thailand and the Dominican Republic for the past two years. Some of the women get AZT, some get placebos. Last week, a New England Journal of Medicine editorial compared the studies to the infamous Tuskegee syphilis experiments. In this hour of Science Friday, a debate on the ethics of research in developing countries. Plus, how to wire your school for the internet.



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