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Human Genomics

Ethics, Law, and Society in Human Genomics

This thematic series addresses current and emerging issues in human genomics, such as data sharing, personalized and precision medicine, and feedback of findings.  The series welcomed submissions which explicitly deatl with how the issues are framed (e.g., in terms of ethical principles such as autonomy, justice and solidarity), including discussions of the possibilities and challenges of harnessing genomic research for public good. 

Guest Editor: Professor Ruth Chadwick, University of Manchester, UK

  1. Genomic and biosocial research data about individuals is rapidly proliferating, bringing the potential for novel opportunities for data integration and use. The scale, pace and novelty of these applications ra...

    Authors: Madeleine J. Murtagh, Mwenza T. Blell, Olly W. Butters, Lorraine Cowley, Edward S. Dove, Alissa Goodman, Rebecca L. Griggs, Alison Hall, Nina Hallowell, Meena Kumari, Massimo Mangino, Barbara Maughan, Melinda C. Mills, Joel T. Minion, Tom Murphy, Gillian Prior…

    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:24

    Content type: Primary research

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  2. Governments, funding bodies, institutions, and publishers have developed a number of strategies to encourage researchers to facilitate access to datasets. The rationale behind this approach is that this will b...

    Authors: Jane Kaye, Sharon F. Terry, Eric Juengst, Sarah Coy, Jennifer R. Harris, Don Chalmers, Edward S. Dove, Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Clement Adebamowo, Emilomo Ogbe, Louise Bezuidenhout, Michael Morrison, Joel T. Minion, Madeleine J. Murtagh, Jusaku Minari, Harriet Teare…

    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:13

    Content type: Opinion Article

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  3. Genomic sequencing of children in research raises complex ethical issues. This study aims to gain more knowledge on the attitudes towards the inclusion of children as research subjects in genomic research and ...

    Authors: Anna Sundby, Merete Watt Boolsen, Kristoffer Sølvsten Burgdorf, Henrik Ullum, Thomas Folkmann Hansen and Ole Mors

    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:12

    Content type: Primary Research

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  4. There is a growing support for the stance that patients and research participants should have better and easier access to their raw (uninterpreted) genomic sequence data in both clinical and research contexts.

    Authors: Adrian Thorogood, Jason Bobe, Barbara Prainsack, Anna Middleton, Erick Scott, Sarah Nelson, Manuel Corpas, Natasha Bonhomme, Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Madeleine Murtagh and Erika Kleiderman

    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:7

    Content type: Review

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  5. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have previously been emerged as key players in a series of biological processes. Dysregulation of lncRNA is correlated to human diseases including neurological disorders. Here, w...

    Authors: Min Chen, Jiayan Wang, Yingjun Luo, Kailing Huang, Xiaoshun Shi, Yanhui Liu, Jin Li, Zhengfei Lai, Shuya Xue, Haimei Gao, Allen Chen and Dunjin Chen

    Citation: Human Genomics 2018 12:2

    Content type: Genome Database

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  6. Genomic profiling of malignant tumours has assisted clinicians in providing targeted therapies for many serious cancer-related illnesses. Although the characterisation of somatic mutations is the primary aim o...

    Authors: Yasmin Bylstra, Tamra Lysaght, Jyothi Thrivikraman, Sangeetha Watson and Patrick Tan

    Citation: Human Genomics 2017 11:31

    Content type: Primary Research

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  7. There are bioethical, institutional, economic, legal, and cultural obstacles to creating the robust-precompetitive-data resource that will be required to advance the vision of “precision medicine,” the ability...

    Authors: Maynard V. Olson

    Citation: Human Genomics 2017 11:23

    Content type: Opinion Article

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  8. This paper considers the tensions created in genomic research by public and private for-profit ideals. Our intent is to strengthen the public good at a time when doing science is strongly motivated by market p...

    Authors: Benjamin Capps, Ruth Chadwick, Yann Joly, John J. Mulvihill, Tamra Lysaght and Hub Zwart

    Citation: Human Genomics 2017 11:20

    Content type: Opinion

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