Lab Med Online.  2015 Jul;5(3):113-120. 10.3343/lmo.2015.5.3.113.

Legal and Ethical Use of Biospecimens in Research Following Major Revision of the Bioethics and Safety Act

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  • 1Hospice & Palliative Care Branch, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. ksy@ncc.re.kr

Abstract

The recent revision of the Bioethics and Safety Act has created some confusion as to the appropriate use of biospecimens in research. Here, to avoid misunderstandings, we outline the changes to policies on the use of biospecimens in guidelines provided in a question-and-answer format, citing relevant examples where appropriate.

Keyword

Bioethics; Safety; Act; Revision; Biospecimens; Research
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