Informed Consent and the Collection of Biological Samples From Indigenous Populations

TitleInformed Consent and the Collection of Biological Samples From Indigenous Populations
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsSchrag, B
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractA medical geneticist accompanies an anthropologist to a remote area of New Zealand to collect blood samples from an indiginous popluation which displays unusual immunities. Upon arrival the tribal council decides not to proceed with the blood samples. The results in conflict between the anthropologist and the medical geneticist.
NotesUsed with permission of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Case drawn from Research Ethics: Cases and Commentaries, Volume Two, Brian Schrag, Ed., February 1998.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/Resources/Cases/consent.aspx

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