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Title: Shifting power dynamics in genomic research
Authors: Martin, Gillian M.
Keywords: Molecular genetics
Genomics -- Research
Research -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Martin, G. M. (2018). Shifting power dynamics in genomic research. THINK Magazine, 22, 13.
Abstract: Donation of human tissues has been at the core of medical research in Europe since religious restraints were relaxed towards the end of the Middle Ages, making this altruistic act socially and morally acceptable. Altruism is the key word—the individual donates their tissues for the greater good: for the advancement of science, the extension of boundaries of medical knowledge, and for the potential to deliver better medical care. The individual donating their tissues or blood does so with no expectation of return or personal gain, and hands over sample ownership to the scientific community in confidence that ethical use will be made of it.
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