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  •  Maybe I will - thanks for the idea. (3+ / 0-)
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    Got a Grip, guyeda, antifa

    Believe me, I've been tempted to get a custom T-shirt for the gym that would read

    Type II gene
    Two kids

    If you look better than this at 61,
    I'll get you a dozen roses.

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:58:27 PM PDT

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    •  You should obviously consult with your (1+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama

      physician before agreeing.  Preclinical work is highly exploratory and generally if you don't have an immediate pressing need, participating unnecessarily exposes you to the possibility of being in the category of, "some may experience...".  Even formal clinical trials go in stages whose purpose is to evaluate, (1) the safety implications of medication, (2) whether it has a significant beneficial effect, (3) whether it can have a substantial effect.  You're effectively placing yourself at risk for side effects when the efficacy has yet to be determined.  There's also the possibility that you may get put in the placebo group, which depending on how you view it, may not be so bad:  minimal risk, you may be compensated for participating, and you may get some benefit from the placebo effect.

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