Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 August 2013

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199829415

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The Human Microbiome

Ethical, Legal and Social Concerns

Edited by Rosamond Rhodes, Nada Gligorov, and Abraham Paul Schwab

  • The first book on the ethical, legal, and social concerns raised by human microbiome research.
  • Calls for research ethics reform, including relaxed consent requirements.
  • Addresses the need for thoughtful policies and procedures to guide the use of the large number of biobanked human samples required for advancing this new domain of human microbiome research.
  • Relates to a number of ongoing debates and controversies, including regulation of human subject research and epidemic preparedness.