Clinical Translation

Swift translation of innovative high-throughput diagnostics into clinical practice

The NCT Program for Ethics and Patient-oriented care (NCT-EPOC) currently aligns the informed consent process with patients’ and providers’ needs and periodically updates a Code of Conduct for handling genetic information. It is closely linked to the interdisciplinary EURAT (Ethical and Legal Aspects of Whole Genome Sequencing) project. EURAT addresses normative questions and aims to develop an ethically and legally informed practice for genomic research in Heidelberg. To this end, EURAT has released guidelines on practical aspects of sequencing the human genome in a medical context.

NCT Clinical Translation