Ethics, genomics, and information retrieval

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Abstract

The union of genomics and computational information retrieval raises a number of ethical issues, including data sharing, database accuracy, group and subgroup stigma, and privacy and confidentiality. These issues are introduced and assigned a preliminary analysis which, it is hoped, may be of use in more sustained efforts to identify issues, solutions and potential guidelines, to stimulate education, and to strike the most appropriate balance between the rights of individuals and the needs of researchers and society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1996

Keywords

  • data sharing
  • database accuracy
  • ethics
  • genomics
  • information retrieval
  • stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications

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