Stored Genetic Material: Use in Research in the United Kingdom
Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Skene, L. 2008. Stored Genetic Material: Use in Research in the United Kingdom. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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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.
- stored tissue;