New article by Karen Meagher via the blog of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

pres-comm-bioethicsRead “Anticipating and Communicating Incidental and Secondary Findings in Research,” an article by former BHS Adviser Karen Meagher, now of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

“Incidental findings can arise during the course of some research studies involving human participants, presenting ongoing challenges for researchers. For example, some imaging technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound can reveal aspects of a research participant’s physiology outside the area of interest to researchers.” Continue Reading at

Interested in this topic? See this post: “Are Researchers Ever Obligated to Provide Individual Research Findings to Non-participant Third Parties?” View the recorded lecture here.