Ethical issues in genomic research on the African continent: experiences and challenges to ethics review committees

Hum Genomics. 2014 Aug 21;8(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s40246-014-0015-x.


This is a report on a workshop titled 'Ethics for genomic research across five African countries: Guidelines, experiences and challenges', University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 and 11 December 2012. The workshop was hosted by the Wits-INDEPTH partnership, AWI-Gen, as part of the H3Africa Consortium.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Advisory Committees / ethics*
  • Africa
  • Blacks / genetics
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Genomics / ethics*
  • Genomics / methods
  • Humans