Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Biobanking/Personalized Medicine

Genetic medicine offers physicians additional information by which to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Through the use of biobanks, scientists can come to discoveries more efficiently by accessing data and specimens (including DNA) that have already been collected. The use of genetic information in biomedical research and healthcare can come with ethics concerns related to privacy, consent, and accessibility.

Learn more about the work of our center members in this area below.