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Researchers who work with children must take extra care to protect their interests and rights, while still providing enough answers to make the research useful to the children. However, experts at a recent AAAS event said the definition of those rights and ethical research practices continue to develop with the advent of new technologies.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—On a Tuesday afternoon last January, when the earth beneath Haiti began to shift and tremble violently, scores of people rushed from the street into their homes or other buildings for shelter. In hindsight, that was exactly the wrong thing to do, says Fritz Deshommes, vice rector of research at l’Université d’État d’Haiti.