DNA obtained for research may, at a later time, become crucial for carrier and prenatal diagnosis.
Continuing rapid advances in human genetics make this scenario more and more common.
The following case illustrates some of the problems that may occur when DNA donors and researchers do not establish a verbal or written agreement at the time the DNA is obtained.
The legal and ethical ramifications of this situation are examined through case discussion and review of the literature.
We propose that even in the absence of a verbal or written agreement, researchers continue to have a responsibility to share any significant information obtained from linkage studies with donor families if such information becomes available.
Mots-clés Pascal : Linkage, Ethique, Biologie moléculaire, Génétique, Exploration, Législation, DNA, Donation organe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Linkage, Ethics, Molecular biology, Genetics, Exploration, Legislation, DNA, Organ gift, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0624358
Code Inist : 002A07C04. Création : 199406.