Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-19488
Capron, A M; Mauron, A; Elger, B S; Boggio, A; Ganguli-Mitra, A; Biller-Andorno, N (2009). Ethical norms and the international governance of genetic databases and biobanks: findings from an international study. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, 19(2):101-124.
This article highlights major results of a study into the ethical norms and rules governing biobanks. After describing the methodology, the findings regarding four topics are presented: (1) the ownership of human biological samples held in biobanks; (2) the regulation of researchers’ use of samples obtained from biobanks; (3) what constitutes “collective consent” to genetic research, and when it is needed; and (4) benefit sharing and remuneration of research participants. The paper then summarizes key lessons to be drawn from the findings and concludes by reflecting on the importance of such empirical research to inform future governance norms and practices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||01 Faculty of Theology > Center for Ethics|
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Ethics
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||29 Jun 2009 14:13|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:26|
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|WoS Citation Count:||8|
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