This article has been corrected from a previous version that had erroneously reported that Navigenics is involved with the Mayo Clinic "ethics incubator" mentioned near the bottom of the aticle.
 
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The use of biospecimens in human genomics studies can bring up some prickly consent questions, particularly in genome-wide association studies and in establishing and using large biobanks, according to a panel of scientists and ethicists who met at last week’s Translating ELSI conference in Cleveland.

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