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<p>The classic admonition in pediatric medicine is &ldquo;children are not little adults,&rdquo; implying in part that you cannot just scale down adult care and treatment. Does this phrase resonate as well in human research trials involving children, particularly around issues of consent for the former and assent for the latter?</p>

Assent Is Not Consent: Children in Clinical Trials Are Not Little Adults

Engaging children in research decisions has positive effects