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Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
The umbilical cord, previously considered as waste and discarded at birth, is a source of haematopoietic stem cells. Current therapeutic uses of umbilical cord blood stem cells and the promise of these cells for the treatment ...
Protecting Genetic Information: A Comparison of Normative Approaches
The increasing use of genetic information has emerged as an important concern worldwide as scientific and technological advances continue to advance at lightening speed and as governments struggle to develop appropriate ...
Newborn Screening, Banking, and Consent
Consent in Pharmacogenomic research
This article analyzes the emerging ethical and legal requirements for informed consent in pharmacogenomic research. It reviews how policies at the international, regional and national levels have responded to the ethical ...
DNA Sampling and Banking: Practices and Procedures
(Kluwer Law International, 1997)
Populational Genetic Databases Is a Specific Ethical and Legal Framework Necessary?
Recent scientific advances and new technological developments, most notably the advent of bio-informatics, have led to the emergence of genetic databases with particular characteristics and structures. Paralleling these ...
The Legal Framing of Computerized Processing of Health Data : A European and Canadian Perspective
The use of information and communication technologies in the health and social service sectors, and the development of multi-centred and international research networks present many benefits for society: for example, better ...
Warning Patients’ Relatives of Genetic Risks: Policy Approaches
As an increasing number of genetic tests for specific early- and late-onset disorders move from research to the clinical setting, health care professionals are faced with new challenges or, alternatively, with novel twists ...
Schools and Approaches (0500)
(Edward Elgar Publishers, 2000)