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Ethical issues in human genomics research in developing countries.

Abstract:
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide a powerful means of identifying genetic variants that play a role in common diseases. Such studies present important ethical challenges. An increasing number of GWAS is taking place in lower income countries and there is a pressing need to identify the particular ethical challenges arising in such contexts. In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of the MalariaGEN Consortium to identify specific ethical issues raised by such research in Africa, Asia and Oceania.
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10.1186/1472-6939-12-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Wellcome Trust
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de Vries, J
Bull, S
Parker, M
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083326/Z/07/Z
087285/Z/08/Z
087285/Z/08/Z
077383/Z/05/Z
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Medical Research Council
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G0600230
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Grant:
566
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC medical ethics More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-5
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1472-6939
ISSN:
1472-6939
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English
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162596
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2012-12-19

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