Genetic medicine offers physicians additional information by which to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Through the use of biobanks, scientists can come to discoveries more efficiently by accessing data and specimens (including DNA) that have already been collected. The use of genetic information in biomedical research and healthcare can come with ethics concerns related to privacy, consent, and accessibility.
Learn more about the work of our center members in this area below.
Studying questions at the intersection of policy, ethics, and practice; addressing barriers to research participation, particularly for vulnerable populations; examining how changes in federal policies have impacted geographic access to primary care providers for publicly insured children
Exploring consent and compliance in the use of biological material; developing improvements to the implementation of genetic information in care