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Stored Genetic Material: Use in Research in the United Kingdom

  1. Loane Skene

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005656.pub2

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Skene, L. 2008. Stored Genetic Material: Use in Research in the United Kingdom. eLS. .

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  1. University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

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Abstract

The use of stored genetic material depends on how it was obtained and the consent that was given by the original person. If that person was fully informed and consented to the material being used in research, it is lawful to use it in research following guidelines for ethical conduct. If consent was not or cannot be obtained, the tissue may be used in research but the research should be done only on anonymized and unlinked samples, subject to ethical approval.

Keywords:

  • stored tissue;
  • consent;
  • access;
  • research;
  • commercialization