Data-Sharing Politics and the Logics of Competition in Biobanking

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  • Aaro Mikael Tupasela
This chapter explores the challenges associated with the competition logics of large prospective cohort (LPC) biobanks within the European context by identifying the challenges associated with the sharing of samples and data. LPC biobanking involves large collections of human tissue samples from specific populations (usually national). The collections are from, usually, healthy donors who are then tracked over decades to see what diseases they develop over the course of their lifespan. LPC biobanks, therefore, also collect large amounts of health and lifestyle information that can be attributed to the tissue samples collected from the donors. The chapter evaluates the emerging tension between policies and practices in LPC biobanking with reference to the sharing of samples, and re-considers the applicability of social scientific theories that have sought to explain the emerging bio-economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioeconomies : Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century
EditorsVincenzo Pavone, Joanna Goven
Number of pages20
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-55650-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-55651-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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