Ownership of human tissue and the law
Source TitleNature Reviews Genetics
PublisherNature Publishing Group
University of Melbourne Author/sSkene, Loane
Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationsSkene, L. (2002). Ownership of human tissue and the law. Nature Reviews Genetics, 3(2),145-148.
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Genetic researchers and medical practitioners often need to obtain access to stored human tissue without consent from the people concerned. But the laws that relate to the ownership of, and control over, stored human tissue are at present unclear, especially in the light of recent cases and inquiries. Here, I discuss how the law might be clarified, and argue that the law should allow stored human tissue to be used without consent, providing that this occurs with ethical approval and that the confidentiality of the donor is protected.
Keywordsownership; human tissue; medical research; privacy; genetic test
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