Investigación biomédica, tratamiento de muestras genéticas humanas y biobancos


  • Teresa M. Navarro Caballero


Parole chiave:

biobanks, genetic data, medical research, autonomy, consent


Biomedical research is fundamental to improving the quality and life expectancy of citizens and increase their welfare. The science´s progress results in the appearance of new analytical tools that creates hope for the treatment of untreatable pathology. However, the scientific-technological advances generate ethical and legal uncertainties that need to be regulated with prudence because affect human identity. It´s necessary to have a regulatory framework to defend the rights of the persons that participate in a biomedicine research. In Spain, the Law 14/2007, de Investigación Biomédica, proclaims the free autonomy to take part in a biomedicine research. This paper is a reflection on the indispensable consent to participate in that research, devoting special attention to treatment of the biological samples in biobanks.


Come citare

Navarro Caballero TM. Investigación biomédica, tratamiento de muestras genéticas humanas y biobancos. BioLaw [Internet]. 26 maggio 2014 [citato 4 marzo 2024];(1):243. Available at: