informed consent

Concise Consent

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

As part of a wrongful termination suit, a couple accuses Geisinger Health System of coercing patients to take part in genetic studies.

New Rule

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

Proposed changes to the US Common Rule could affect what samples are available for research, Stat News says.

Georgetown University's Subha Madhavan

Madhavan believes that the TBI community is well positioned to contribute to Precision Medicine Initiative projects both from an infrastructure and data standpoint. 

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — As efforts march forward to study the utility, as well as the medical and psychosocial impact of clinical sequencing, the field eagerly awaits best practices for how to obtain patient consent to receive the results of broad genomic analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Nearly a year after opening a comment period on a draft policy proposal for how researchers should share data from human and non-human genomics research projects, the Nat

This is the fourth in a series of profiles of projects awarded NHGRI grants to develop policy guidelines on how and when to disclose secondary information to the subjects of genomic research studies.

This is the second in a series of profiles of projects awarded NHGRI grants to develop policy guidelines on how and when to disclose secondary information to the subjects of genomic research studies.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.