Genetic Databases. Though we were Not the First Ones, at Least Let us Not to
be the Last
Brdička R., 1Hradil R., 2Kozák L., 3Macek M. jr,. Habart D.
Ústav hematologie a krevní transfuze, Praha 1Kriminalistický ústav, Praha 2Centrum molekulární biologie a genové terapie FN, Brno 3Ústav biologie a lékařské genetiky 2. LF UK a FNM, Praha
One of the most necessary tools of today’s medical care is the well working database of personal genotypes. It could
effectively reduce the increasing expenses because many of the genetic testing could be done only once a life. Any
delay in establishing such database would bring not only internal, but also across-border complications due to
internationalization of the genetic services. The most modern approach has been applied by the laws which put stress
more against abuse than on collecting data. European laws including the Czech Republic seem to be much less
progressive. General rules for data storage, and gene banking are still missing in the Czech Republic.
genetic data storage, gene banks, personalised medicine, civil code, patients’ dispensaries, informed