The U.S. government has apologized for experiments in which government researchers used prostitutes to deliberately infect prison inmates in Guatemala with syphilis.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a joint statement Friday on the 1946-48 study they called unethical.
"Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health. We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices." More...