Expanding the Ethical Analysis of Biobanks

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2005

Abstract

Biobanks are repositories of human biological materials collected for biomedical research. There are over 300 million stored specimens in the United States, and the number grows by 20 million per year.1 In the post-genome world of high throughput gene sequencing and computational biology, biobanks hold the promise of facilitating large-scale research studies. New roganizational and operational models of research repositories also raise complex issues of big science, big business, and big ethical concerns.

Keywords: Biobanks, genetics, genomics research, ethics, Informed consent, common rule, HIPAA authorizations, medical recordcs, privach

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Expanding the Ethical Analysis of Biobanks (March 1, 2005). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518532

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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