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Standards for biobank access and intellectual property


Nicol, D and Gold, R, Standards for biobank access and intellectual property, Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies - The New Biology, Edward Elgar Publishing, M Rimmer and A McLennan (ed), Cheltenham, pp. 133-157. ISBN 9781849802468 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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The Human Genome Project (HGP) and follow-on collaborative studies have provided scientists with a vast amount of information about the human genome. Despite this, and despite an increasing focus on genomewide analysis, there are still significant gaps in our understanding of how the human organism functions as a whole and how life choices and environmental factors interact with our pre-programmed genetic constituents. These are important questions, for which answers are vital if we want to create a healthier world for future generations. Biobanks are widely recognized as vital research tools in this quest. They contribute by providing collections of human tissue linked with genetic information and other health information that permit researchers to pinpoint disease targets and perfect drug development. There is a wide diversity in types and forms of biobank, ranging from small-scale disease-specific collections through to more recently established large-scale population resources.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:biobanking, access and benefit sharing, patenting
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public 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
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
ID Code:80918
Year Published:2012
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP110100694)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-11-15
Last Modified:2016-10-25

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