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Microbiome research ethics looking at a ‘critical gap’

August 18, 2017

With a shift from observational to experimental research using human microbiomes, ethical questions associated with the research and use of microbiomes are on the rise, according to a presentation at the NIH’s microbiome workshop.

“The first phase of human microbiome research involves the initial focus on genomic characterization,” Mildred Cho, PhD, associate director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, said during her presentation. “However, there are associated ethical, legal and social implications that arise from collecting and using data and samples.”

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