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Governments around the world are beginning to generate population databases as resources for genetic research. In the UK, a proposal has been tabled that plans to incorporate National Health Service information--a move that will effectively create a database of around 60 million. However, this new population collection will not conform to standards established by other national genetic databases, and the UK government report has not accounted for key ethical issues.


Journal article


Trends Mol Med

Publication Date





528 - 530


Bioethics, Databases, Genetic, Ethical Review, Genetics, Population, Informed Consent, United Kingdom