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Ethical issues in human genomics research in developing countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, March 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#44 of 866)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Ethical issues in human genomics research in developing countries
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, March 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-12-5
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Authors

Jantina de Vries, Susan J Bull, Ogobara Doumbo, Muntaser Ibrahim, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Michael Parker

Abstract

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide a powerful means of identifying genetic variants that play a role in common diseases. Such studies present important ethical challenges. An increasing number of GWAS is taking place in lower income countries and there is a pressing need to identify the particular ethical challenges arising in such contexts. In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of the MalariaGEN Consortium to identify specific ethical issues raised by such research in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Burkina Faso 1 <1%
Sierra Leone 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 190 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 44 22%
Student > Master 32 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 15%
Student > Bachelor 19 9%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 42 21%
Unknown 20 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 21%
Social Sciences 34 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 25 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 5%
Other 51 25%
Unknown 28 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 November 2021.
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