Risks of research based on material in biobanks

Tissues and cells removed from patients can be stored in biobanks, and then used for many sorts of research. Changes in technology have both increased the potential utility of biobanked tissues in understanding disease, and raised new risks to the patients who donated the tissues. Please read these articles about theses issues,one from a policymaker's perspective, and one from the stakeholder's perspective and come to class prepared to discuss these risks and ways they might be addressed.







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