Statement Archive

Advising on Use of Biological Materials

Advising on Use of Biological Materials

In 1999, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission requested feedback on current regulations, practices, and ethical issues related to the use of human biological materials in research. ASHG commented on many of the recommendations in the NBAC’s draft document and provided additional expertise. Related: ASHG Response to NBAC on the Ethical Issues and Policy Concerns Surrounding... Read More

Understanding Behavioral Genetics

Understanding Behavioral Genetics

Behavioral genetics brings to light both genetic and environmental influences on behavior. ASHG commented on the state of this field, including recent accomplishments, future directions, and methods, in a 1997 statement. Related: Statement: Developments in Human Behavioral Genetics: Past Accomplishments and Future Directions (June 1997) Read More

Defining Informed Consent for Genetics Research

Defining Informed Consent for Genetics Research

In a 1996 statement on informed consent, ASHG reviewed general considerations and specific research situations, including research using prospectively collected samples, consent disclosures, disposition of samples and results, and retrospective studies of existing samples. Related: ASHG Statement on Informed Consent for Genetic Research (August 1996) Read More

Considering Genetic Testing and Insurance

Considering Genetic Testing and Insurance

Most traits are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. In a 1995 background statement, ASHG considers how genetic testing results should be used in insurance, if at all, as well as associated ethical and policy questions. Related: ASHG Background Statement on Genetic Testing and Insurance (January 1995) Read More

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