Access and use of human tissues from the developing world: ethical challenges and a way forward using a tissue trust.
Emerson, Claudia I
Singer, Peter A
Upshur, Ross E G
BMC medical ethics 2011 January 25; 12: 2
Scientists engaged in global health research are increasingly faced with barriers to access and use of human tissues from the developing world communities where much of their research is targeted. In part, the problem can be traced to distrust of researchers from affluent countries, given the history of 'scientific-imperialism' and 'biocolonialism' reflected in past well publicized cases of exploitation of research participants from low to middle income countries.
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