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Am J Public Health. 2009 Dec;99(12):2128-34. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.157099. Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Public perspectives on informed consent for biobanking.

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Genetics and Public Policy Center, Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, USA. jmurph46@jhu.edu

Abstract

The National Institutes of Health and other federal health agencies are considering establishing a national biobank to study the roles of genes and environment in health. We assessed the public's attitudes toward the proposed biobank, including preferences for providing informed consent. Sixteen focus groups were conducted, and themes arising from the focus groups were tested in a large, representative survey (n=4659) of the general population. Our research demonstrates that when considering participating in a genomic biobank, individuals want ongoing choices and control over access to their samples and information.

PMID:
19833988
PMCID:
PMC2775766
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2008.157099
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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