While research on children’s DNA pushes full-steam ahead, Dr. Dr. Gurwitz and his colleagues want researchers to start openly talking about the ethics concerning biobanked children’s DNA. Through his work at TAU’s exclusive NLGIP biobank, Dr. Gurwitz has seen firsthand how complex the problems of protecting the genetic information on individuals can be. The biobank he safeguards contains thousands of DNA samples, extracted from consenting adult and healthful Israeli individuals. Representing varied and unique ethnic populations of Israeli Arabs and Jews, the biobank contains people whose ancestral communities had been isolated from each other in the Jewish Diaspora – – from India and Yemen to Iran, Georgia, Ethiopia, and Poland.Related StoriesClinical trial suggests HIV individuals should start therapy sooner rather than laterAlport syndrome: an interview with Dr Paul Grint, CMO, RegulusDiabetic retinopathy therapy innovations: an interview with Richard Kirk, CEO of Polyphotonix For a long time, our members possess wrestled with the task of securing these certificates of insurance in an timely and accurate fashion, stated Jim Greenwood, BIO CEO and president. Chubb provides melded technology using its knowledge in the life span science industry to create an on the web system that will assist expedite the medical trials process and possibly get critical life-saving products to market faster. If a clinical trial is delayed because a certificate of insurance is not available, incomplete or inaccurate, it also shortens the timeframe during which a full life sciences business enjoys patent exclusivity, added Goudsmit.

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