Reciprocity in Population Biobanks

Reciprocity in Population Biobanks

Relational Autonomy and the Duty to Inform in the Genomic Era

1st Edition - September 22, 2021

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  • Author: Ma’n H. Zawati
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323913485
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912860

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Reciprocity in Population Biobanks: Relational Autonomy and the Duty to Inform in the Genomic Era begins by discussing how current judicial interpretation keeps standard of disclosure at the core of genomic research. The book then outlines multiple limitations individualistic autonomy faces in the context of gene and population biobanks, including an analysis of the complexities of benefit considerations in the research setting. Second, the book explores how individualistic autonomy fails to acknowledge the multilateral relationships implicated in genomic research, including those that affect the broader research community, research participants’ families, and the general public. In carrying out this analysis, this book pays special attention to alternative approaches and ways researchers, public health officials, and judicial bodies might interact in years to come. In other words, implementing an understanding of relational autonomy that acknowledges and sustains the multilateral relationships found in genomic research without compromising the rights of participants. In short, this book proposes a reconceived duty to inform for researchers and a new standard of disclosure that is more meaningful and impactful for research participants and researchers.

Key Features

  • Examines the limitations individualistic autonomy faces in the context of gene and population biobanks
  • Proposes a reconceived duty to inform for researchers and a new standard of disclosure more meaningful to genomic research participants
  • Suggests ways researchers, public health officials, and judicial bodies might interact to drive genomic research while still protecting research participants

Readership

Human geneticists, genomicists, public health administrators, policy and legal experts, informaticists, medical geneticists, and genetic counselors. Students and clinicians across biochemical, public health, and social sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. From Paternalism to the Individualistic Conception of Autonomy: A Brief Overview of The Evolution of the Medical Duty to Inform in the 20th Century
    2. Characteristics of Population Biobanks
    3. The Duty to Inform of Researchers in Population Biobanks
    4. Limitations of The Individualistic Conception of Autonomy in Population Biobanking
    5. The Concept of Reciprocity: Origins and Key Elements
    6. Toward a Reciprocity-Based Relational Autonomy for Population Biobanks: Advantages and Limitations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 202
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323913485
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912860

About the Author

Ma’n H. Zawati

Ma’n H. Zawati (LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. (DCL)) is an Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy in the Department of Human Genetics. He is also an Associate Member of McGill’s Biomedical Ethics Unit. His research concentrates on the legal, ethical and policy dimensions of health research and clinical care, with a special focus on biobanking, data sharing, professional liability, and the use of novel technologies (e.g. mhealth apps, WGS, WES) in both the clinical and research settings. Dr. Zawati is funded by CIHR, Genome Canada, and Genome Quebec. His work is interdisciplinary, drawing together perspectives from law, ethics, bioinformatics, genomics, and policy. He’s also a frequent presenter on a variety of the most critical and topical issues in healthcare and the biosciences. He has appeared at 100+ international conferences, symposia, meetings, and has shared his expertise with universities, research ethics boards and law firms. Dr. Zawati has published 13 book chapters and 45+ peer reviewed articles in leading publications such as Nature Reviews Genetics, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the Journal of Medical Genetics, and the McGill Journal of Law and Health. In 2015, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (stay at Oxford University) and was named a Royal Society of Canada Delegate for the IAP Young Scientists of the Year international symposium. In 2014, the Young Bar Association of Montreal named him as one of its Lawyers of the Year.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and Executive Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Department of Human Genetics, Montreal, Canada

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