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    New Challenges for Biobanks: Ethics, Law and Governance

    ISBN-10: 9050959741
    ISBN-13: 9789050959742
    Author(s): Pascal Borry, Kris Dierickx
    Description: The last few years have witnessed an important expansion ofcollection and processing of human biological samples and of the related information data. Biobanks are huge repositories of human biological specimens and have a strategic importance for  More...
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    Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N.V.
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 277
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.100
    Language: English

    The last few years have witnessed an important expansion ofcollection and processing of human biological samples and of the related information data. Biobanks are huge repositories of human biological specimens and have a strategic importance for genetic research, clinical care and future treatments. These biobanks are facing many major ethical, legal and governance challenges: among others informed consent, privacy, ownership, commercialization, and harmonization. In addition, forensic DNA-databases raise specific issues. These databases can be an important tool for the police services in their search for the perpetrator of a crime, but elicit ethical questions with regard to the relationship between liberty and security. This book offers a rich source of material on the ethical, legal and governance aspects of clinical biobanks, population biobanks and forensic biobanks. Policy makers, academics and legislators will find this book to be current and instructive. This book is a publica

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