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Chapter 12.10, Problem 2EG
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If you had cancer, would you donate tissue samples to this project? Would you want to know about privacy issues and the possible release of parts of your medical records?

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To determine: If the patient should give tissue samples to the cancer projects.

Introduction: Cancer is defined as the condition in which the cells start showing abnormal and uncontrolled growth. The main cause of this condition is mutation in cells which affect the property of contact inhibition among various kinds of cells. The substances causing the mutation are called carcinogens. Genomic sequencing is an important tool for the diagnosis of cancer.

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Tissue donation for the purpose of the study is not harmful to the patient but the donation can help the researches to identify different aspects of such cancers...

Summary Introduction

To determine: If a patient should ask the researchers about the privacy issues and the possible release of parts of the medical record.

Introduction: Genomic sequencing is the latest technique focused on studying different genes involved in the translation of different proteins. Gene sequencing is used for determining the genes that contribute to cancer development and also different genetic mutations resulting in cancer.

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