Ownership of Human Tissues and Cells: New Developments in Biotechnology
The Minerva Group, Inc., 2002 - Science - 180 pages
In this special report, the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress analyzes the economic, legal and ethical rights of the human sources of tissues and cells and also those of the physicians or researchers who obtain and develop these biological materials. The study describes the potential of these rapidly moving technologies (tissue and cell culture, cell fusion to produce monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant DNA) for manipulating human tissues and cells to yield commercially valuable products. The report includes a range of options for congressional action related to commercialization of human biological materials, regulation of research with human subjects, and disclosure of physicians commercial interest in patient treatment.
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Chapter Page 1 Summary Policy Issues and Options for Congressional Action
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The Interested Parties
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Informed Consent and Disclosure
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