Latest Biobank Stories
Do we trust biobank researchers?
Biobanks are organizations that collect, store and share human specimens (e.g., blood, solid tissues, hair) for research purposes. The rise of the human genome project and of large-scale genetics studies have spurred a dramatic increase in the number of biobanks in the last decade, increasing their importance in biomedical research.
Many biotech observers maintain that the future of healthcare will largely be based on the field of personalized medicine.
Karen J. Maschke, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, is coauthor of a consensus article that explicitly outlines "significant new responsibilities" for biobanks concerning the return of incidental findings and individual research results to people whose biospecimens were used in genetic and genomic studies.
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