[Ethical and legal aspects of biological sample banks: synthesis, practical questions and proposals]

- Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique
Author/s: -Cambon-Thomsen, A. -Rial-Sebbag, E. -Duchier, J.
Journal: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique
Year: 2003
Volume: 51
Issue: 1 Pt 2
Pages: 121-6

The overview of the numerous ethical questions and complex legal framework regarding biological sample collections leads to present in this synthesis 1) tables of the principal ethical recommendations and French or supranational reglementary texts in this domain, with their internet access; 2) to detail the procedures to follow in some practical situations; 3) to underline the still open questions and current debates, as the ethical and legal framework of human biobanks is in deep evolution.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12684568