Case Studies of Existing Human Tissue Repositories: Best Practices for a Biospecimen Resource for the Genomic and Proteomic Era


This new volume details state-of-the-art techniques for a growing network of human tissue repositories, a network that may lead to significant advances in gene therapy and cancer research. Presenting insights and information from a study of twelve human tissue repositories, the authors identify "best practices" in collection, processing, annotation, storage, privacy, ethical concerns, informed consent, business plans, operations, intellectual property rights, public relations, marketing, and education that would be useful in designing a national biospecimen network.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Stephen Rattien
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Santa Monica, CA
Publication year:
  • 2003