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Community Consent for Genetic Research

  1. Charles Weijer

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005179



How to Cite

Weijer, C. 2006. Community Consent for Genetic Research. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

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Protections for research subjects are traditionally limited to those for individual participants. As communities are increasingly targeted for genetic research, new protections, including in some cases seeking informed consent from those communities, must be developed.


  • genetic research;
  • ethics;
  • informed consent;
  • participatory action;
  • community