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Personalised medicine in the genome era


Chalmers, D and Nicol, D and Otlowski, M and Critchley, C, Personalised medicine in the genome era, Journal of Law and Medicine, 20, (3) pp. 577-594. ISSN 1320-159X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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The "Genome Era", a term that has been used to describe the period following the sequencing of the human genome, has heralded significant changes in biomedical research and clinical practice. Personalised medicine aims to use this increased genetic knowledge base to identify predisposition to disease and to tailor treatment to the individual based on an analysis of their genome. In 2003, the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Australian Health Ethics Committee released a report recommending regulatory reform to ensure adequate protection of genetic information. There have been significant developments in this area since that report was released, and the authors argue that it is time to reconsider the regulatory framework of personalised medicine in Australia. The authors identify a number of ethical concerns that need to be addressed if the promise of personalised medicine is to be fully realised.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Chalmers, D (Professor Don Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
UTAS Author:Otlowski, M (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
UTAS Author:Critchley, C (Associate Professor Christine Critchley)
ID Code:85062
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-06-12
Last Modified:2017-11-21

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