Partnership in U.K. Biobank: a third way for genomic property?

J Law Med Ethics. Fall 2007;35(3):440-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00166.x.

Abstract

A property analysis of the U.K. Biobank reveals a new imagination of the genomic biobank as a national common-pool resource. U.K. Biobank's treatment of property and governance exhibit both strengths and weaknesses that may be instructive to genome project planners around the world.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Biological Specimen Banks / ethics
  • Biological Specimen Banks / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Biological Specimen Banks / organization & administration*
  • Community-Institutional Relations*
  • Databases, Genetic / ethics
  • Databases, Genetic / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Genetic Research
  • Genome, Human* / ethics
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Organizational
  • Ownership / ethics
  • Ownership / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Politics
  • Tissue Donors / ethics
  • Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United Kingdom