This book assesses the scientific value and merit of research on human genetic differences--including a collection of DNA samples that represents the whole of human genetic diversity--and the ethical, organizational, and policy issues surrounding such research. Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity discusses the potential uses of such collection, such as providing insight into human evolution and origins and serving as a springboard for important medical research. It also addresses issues of confidentiality and individual privacy for participants in genetic diversity research studies.
Committee on Human Genome Diversity, National Research Council
1 FRONT MATTER; 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; 3 1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND; 4 2 SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL VALUE OF RESEARCH ON HUMAN GENETIC VARIATION; 5 3 SAMPLING ISSUES; 6 4 SAMPLE COLLECTION AND DATA MANAGEMENT; 7 5 HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN GENETIC -VARIATION RESEARCH; 8 6 ORGANIZATIONAL AND OTHER ISSUES; 9 REFERENCES; 10 APPENDIX A: COMMITTEE ON HUMAN GENOME DIVERSITY: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION; 11 APPENDIX B: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS