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Vol 21 No 12 Dec 16/Jan 17

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

Edited by: Daniel Clarry, Christopher Sargeant
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Trust in Biobanking: Dealing with Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in an Emerging Field of Biotechnology

Edited by: Peter Dabrock, Jochen Taupitz, Jens Ried

ISBN13: 9783540788447
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £126.00



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Biobanks are promising instruments of biomedical research and of transnational medicine in particular. Ethical, legal and social issues associated with biobanking, however, have recently led to a more critical view on this concept. All efforts addressing these concerns have been grounded on well-established standards of biomedical ethics such as informed consent procedures, protection of individual autonomy, benefit sharing etc. By additionally highlighting the widely neglected aspect of trust, this book aims at broadening the horizon of the ELSI-debate and thus filling a gap in current research on biobanking. The contributions of leading experts and junior researchers cover a wide field of disciplines relevant for biobanking including law, ethics, medicine, public health, social sciences, philosophy and theology.