Global Genes Local Concerns

Global Genes deals with legal, ethical and scientific challenges in cross-national biobanking and translational exploitation. Concentrating on biobanking in a university setting, the project aims to study and ultimately provide guidelines to overcome regulatory barriers to biobank research and the utilization of research results, while at the same time securing the ethical legitimacy of the research and the societal interests in access to information and innovation. To achieve this goal, the project combines legal, bioethical, and social science perspectives with human genetic studies that involve patient material from multiple countries.