Author: Shonali Paul
Journal: Biobanking.com, March 7, 2022
Abstract: Over the past two decades, there has been an increased need for collecting, curating, storing, and distributing biological specimens to gain specific information into the genetic makeup of diseases. This has sparked the demand for biobanking.
Genetic and biomedical research generates a multitude of information that is personal and sensitive, bringing about a wide spectrum of legal and ethical concerns. Consequently, there is a great need for regulations to ensure that human rights are upheld and the medical profession does not fall into disrepute.