It was more than 75 years ago that one of the most heinous medical ethics violations took place in Tuskegee, Alabama. Doctors conducted a medical experiment on 400 unconsenting African Americans with syphilis, denying them treatment that could have helped them.
Various other unethical health experiments have taken place in U.S. history, but medical experts are meeting this week to make sure history doesn't repeat itself. Amy Gutmann is leading the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and is the President of the University of Pennsylvania. She talks to Ali Velshi about the role of the Commission and what she hopes to achieve.