The National Laboratory for the Genetics of Israeli Populations adheres to the proposed ethical guidelines of the Human Genome Diversity (HGD) Project, namely:

  • The participating researchers must always respect the humanity of the sampled individuals and the cultural integrity of the sampled populations.
  • Informed consent must always be obtained from sampled individuals (or their parent/guardian).
  • The confidentiality of the sampled individuals must always be protected.
  • Researchers must strive to avoid misuse of the collected data.
  • Researchers should actively seek ways in which participation in their studies can bring benefits to the sampled individuals and their communities.

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