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Author Weir, Robert F., 1943-

Title The stored tissue issue : biomedical research, ethics, and law in the era of genomic medicine / Robert F. Weir, Robert S. Olick with Jeffrey C. Murray
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 339 pages)
Contents Unprecedented cases, debatable changes, and new challenges -- Concerns about some common research practices -- The controversy over stored tissues, research practices, and informed consent -- Molecular genetics: tissue samples in the laboratory -- Recommendations and policies in other countries -- The federal regulations for human tissue research: summary and assessment -- The larger legal framework for human tissue research -- The NBAC report: recommendations and limitations -- Updating informed consent in the era of genomic medicine -- Beyond informed consent: other ethical issues and concerns -- An agenda for the near future
Summary This book provides a thorough, well-balanced analysis of common research practices with banked tissues, DNA, and genetic data. Describing many examples of beneficial tissue research, the authors focus on problematic research practices, controversial cases, and federal and institutional policies that limit the informed choices of patients and research participants. They offer a series of recommendations to help overcome these problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Preservation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethics, Medical.
Organ Preservation.
Form Electronic book
Author Murray, Jeffrey C.
Olick, Robert S.
ISBN 0195123689 (Cloth)
1429431040 (electronic bk.)
9780195123685 (Cloth)
9781429431040 (electronic bk.)