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Nature Genetics 34: 25, 26. ncbi. gov/pubmed Carr, Geoffrey. 2010. 0. A decade after the human-genome project, biological science is poised on the edge of something wonderful. The Economist, no. 17, July. http://www. com/node/16349358 Caso, Roberto. 2010. Control over Biobanks’ Information: A Law and Technology Approach. In International Conference Comparative Issue in the Governance of Research Biobanks: Property, Privacy, Intellectual Property, and the Role of Technology. University of Trento, May 7–8, Trento.
In other cases, a patent for a specifi c process promotes research by allowing others to use the technology through the concession of a license but involves increased costs in research. Cambon-Thomsen (2003) points out the need for a system to measure the usefulness of a biobank as a whole, proposing the creation of a BIF Biobank Impact Factor, similar to the citation impact factor of publications, for evaluating the usefulness of a biobank with analytical bibliometric techniques. This would measure the biobank impact within the research community and at the same time recognize those who have established and maintained a valuable resource within it.
20. 21. 22. 23. 24. com/ book-special-features/henrietta-lacks-foundation/ Henrietta Lacks, a poor woman who was born in Virginia, but of African origin, and working in tobacco fields, was a mother of five children, who died at the age of 31 due to a malignant form of cervical cancer. The only hospital in Baltimore in the 1950s to accept AfricanAmerican patients. See article in La Repubblica, March 16, 2010 by Alberto Flores, “D’Arcais: The mother of immortal cells, and so, Henrietta changed medicine”: http://ricerca.