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Biobanks for human medical research and application. Summary

Revermann, Chr.; Sauter, A.


The scientific significance and potential medical benefits of biobanks - i.e. scientific collections of human bodily substances, genetic and other personal information - form a focal point of biomedical and bioethical discourse. It has become clear that the use of human biomaterials for research purposes offers considerable potential, but is not free of problems. One essential question is whether the existing legal framework is sufficient to ensure the protection of the stored highly personal data and at the same time their appropriate use. This book is the first to comprehensively describe the enormous diversity of biobanks in Germany and abroad. The authors analyse the legal situation, research practice and the related discourses. In addition, they discuss social and political options for action on how the potential of the research and economic field of biobanks can be developed in a quality-assured, controlled, medically and economically beneficial manner and how Germany can be strengthened as a research location in this field.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137986
Veröffentlicht am 19.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2006
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137986
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 19 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 112
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Schlagwörter Biomedicine; Medical research; Technology assessment; Bioethics; Data protection; Gene bank
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