The value of consent for biobanking

Nature Human Behaviour
Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2021


News & Views | 23 August 2021
The value of consent for biobanking
Biobanks facilitate large-scale tests of hypotheses that may advance health, but whether biobanking participants adequately comprehend the potential uses of their data should concern researchers and the public. Consent matters because it provides a singular safeguard and a participatory mechanism to influence science’s production of new forms of power.
Elizabeth Bromley, Dmitry Khodyakov