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Public response to the Isaacs report will slow neurological research

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1051-a (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1051
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Researchers and charities working in mental health are concerned that the emotional response by the media and the general public to the Isaacs report will reduce human brain tissue available for research.

    Dr David Dexter, scientific director of the UK Parkinson's Disease Society's tissue bank in London, said: “There is no doubt that this is bad news for tissue banks, even though we use correct informed consent procedures. People …

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