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Commercialisation of genomic research: The issue of public trust


Critchley, CR and Nicol, D, Commercialisation of genomic research: The issue of public trust, Tensions and traumas in health law, The Federation Press, I Freckelton, K Petersen (ed), Australia, pp. 350-366. ISBN 9781760021498 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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The large investment of public funds into the Human Genome Project and related research is starting to pay off. A whole new field of precision medicine has emerged, the aim of which is to deliver personalised health care, tailored to an individual's genetic characteristics, health status and family history. Yet there are still large gaps in our knowledge of how our genomes and our physical environment affect our health and wellbeing. Much more research needs to be done, and the results of that research need to be translated to the clinic and the pharmacy in a timely fashion. The many ethical, legal and social concerns raised by this research effort are well. recognised, and there has been an extensive body of policy and academic analysis of appropriate regulatory responses.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Public trust, commercialisation, genomics
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Critchley, CR (Associate Professor Christine Critchley)
Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
ID Code:124154
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP110100694)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-02-09
Last Modified:2018-02-15

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