The growth and gaps of genetic data sharing policies in the United States

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Title: The growth and gaps of genetic data sharing policies in the United States
Author: Arias, Jalayne J.; Pham-Kanter, Genevieve; Campbell, Eric G.

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Citation: Arias, Jalayne J., Genevieve Pham-Kanter, and Eric G. Campbell. 2015. “The growth and gaps of genetic data sharing policies in the United States.” Journal of Law and the Biosciences 2 (1): 56-68. doi:10.1093/jlb/lsu032. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jlb/lsu032.
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Abstract: The 1996 Bermuda Principles launched a new era in data sharing, reflecting a growing belief that the rapid public dissemination of research data was crucial to scientific progress in genetics. A historical review of data sharing policies in the field of genetics and genomics reflects changing scientific norms and evolving views of genomic data, particularly related to human subjects’ protections and privacy concerns. The 2013 NIH Draft Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy incorporates the most significant protections and guidelines to date. The GDS Policy, however, will face difficult challenges ahead as geneticists seek to balance the very real concerns of research participants and the scientific norms that propel research forward. This article provides a novel evaluation of genetic and GDS policies’ treatment of human subjects’ protections. The article examines not only the policies, but also some of the most pertinent scientific, legal, and regulatory developments that occurred alongside data sharing policies. This historical perspective highlights the challenges that future data sharing policies, including the recently disseminated NIH GDS Draft Policy, will encounter.
Published Version: doi:10.1093/jlb/lsu032
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5033553/pdf/
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