Genomics R&D requires updated understanding

May 2011
Clinical Trials Administrator;May2011, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p54
The article emphasizes that genome research and accrued knowledge is changing the way researchers understand disease and treatment, thereby changing clinical trials (CT), and focuses on the ethical and other issues involved. It mentions the difficulties related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy rules including the problem of breach of confidentiality. Also discussed are issues regarding the informed consent process and biospecimens' storage.


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