The Bio-PIN

A concept to improve biobanking

J. J. Nietfeld, Jeremy Sugarman, Jan Eric Litton

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Abstract

A new biobanking method is proposed, wherein samples and associated data would be deposited anonymously and labelled using a PIN code that is produced on the basis of personal biological characteristics, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms. The code would be the 'Bio-PIN' to uniquely distinguish the sample depositors, plus their samples and data. This method could help to diminish several long-discussed ethical, legal and societal problems in biobanking regarding privacy, informed consent, autonomy, data security and public trust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Cancer
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Computer Security
Privacy
Informed Consent
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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The Bio-PIN : A concept to improve biobanking. / Nietfeld, J. J.; Sugarman, Jeremy; Litton, Jan Eric.

In: Nature Reviews Cancer, Vol. 11, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 303-308.

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Nietfeld, J. J. ; Sugarman, Jeremy ; Litton, Jan Eric. / The Bio-PIN : A concept to improve biobanking. In: Nature Reviews Cancer. 2011 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 303-308.
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