Report of the Special Emphasis Panel on Opportunities and
Obstacles to Genetic Research in NHLBI Clinical Studies
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has
supported and continues to support a broad array of
epidemiological and clinical studies that have a large number of
stored samples. In order to maximize the public health benefit
from these studies the NHLBI convened a Special Emphasis Panel on
Wednesday February 5, 1997 in Washington D.C. to discuss the
Opportunities and Obstacles to Genetic Research in NHLBI Clinical
The goals of the Special Emphasis Panel were to:
- Address the critical issues, barriers, and needs to permit
optimal use of collected clinical samples,
- Address issues relating to collecting and sharing samples in
future NHLBI studies,
- Recommend a comprehensive master plan of activities to
facilitate genetic studies in NHLBI clinical research.
The report of the Special Emphasis Panel contains valuable
recommendations in the areas of:
- Disseminating information about genetic studies,
- Ensuring adequate DNA resources,
- Facilitating collaboration, and
- Protecting Human subjects.
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