The legal and ethical considerations relating to the supply and use of human tissue for biomedical research: A UK perpective

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The legal and ethical considerations relating to the supply and use of human tissue for biomedical research: A UK perpective

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ABSTRACT: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital supplied parts of the thymus gland removed from young children during heart surgery to a pharmaceutical company. The circumstances raised a number of very serious issues to the medical research community and have led to a consideration of the legal and ethical framework in which human tissue is used for medical research…

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