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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Why biobanks?

It looks like the world is cocnentrated on biobanks... Experts, lay people, magazines and popular press talk on biobanks as the Promise..
But what is a biobank? and why biobanks?
all interested in the theme may find a lot of information in several websites as pubmed (for anybody interested in medical/ethical/regulatory biobank), biobank organisations (BBMRI, P3G, ESBB) and further again.

But what do you think it is a biobank and what is its utility for the world?

Leave your opinion here......................

1 comment:

  1. Biobanking Instruments: Not Exaustive Legislation, Guidance and Opinions
    Human Biobanks - European and International documents
    Council of Europe (CE). Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology And Medicine: Convention of Human Rights and Biomedicine, (Oviedo, April 4 1997).

    Council of Europe (CE). Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Concerning Biomedical Research (CE, Strasbourg, June 30, 2004, opened for signature January 25 2005).

    Council of Europe (CE). Recommendation Rec (2006)4 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on research on biological materials of human origin (Strasbourg - Adopted by the Committee of Ministers, March 15, 2006).

    Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects (CIOMS: Geneva, November 2002).

    World Medical Association (WMA). Declaration of Helsinki, 164, amended in 2000, clarification notes 2002, 2004.

    European Commission. Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetic Testing: Research Development and Clinical Applications (EC: Brussels, 2004).
    Databases: Towards Democratic and Responsible Regulation: Position Statement - Summary and Recommendations, Sainte Foy, December 16, 2002.