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Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: An international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, Xinqing
dc.contributor.author Matsui, Kenji
dc.contributor.author Krohmal, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Zeid, Alaa Abou
dc.contributor.author Muthuswamy, Vasantha
dc.contributor.author Koo, Young Mo
dc.contributor.author Kita, Yoshikuni
dc.contributor.author Lie, Reidar K.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-14T07:41:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-14T07:41:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-16
dc.identifier.citation BMC Medical Ethics 11:16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6939
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6939-11-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/4659
dc.description.abstract Background Sharing of tissue samples for research and disease surveillance purposes has become increasingly important. While it is clear that this is an area of intense, international controversy, there is an absence of data about what researchers themselves and those involved in the transfer of samples think about these issues, particularly in developing countries. Methods A survey was carried out in a number of Asian countries and in Egypt to explore what researchers and others involved in research, storage and transfer of human tissue samples thought about some of the issues related to sharing of such samples. Results The results demonstrated broad agreement with the positions taken by developing countries in the current debate, favoring quite severe restrictions on the use of samples by developed countries. Conclusions It is recommended that an international agreement is developed on what conditions should be attached to any sharing of human tissue samples across borders. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.rights Copyright 2010 Zhang et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en_US
dc.title Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: An international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries en_US
dc.type Peer reviewed en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humanities: 000 en_US
dc.rightsHolder Zhang et al. en_US
dc.type.version publishedVersion en_US


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