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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The NUgene
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The NUgene
Web address:http://www.nugene.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct471419
Date of initial review: 07 Dec 2004
Validity of certificate28 Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
NUgene Staff Bios
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
This website is designed to inform viewers about the NUgene Project, it's procedures, and genetic banking research.
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

The information contained on this website is intended for patients of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its affiliates, clinicians, and researchers.
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information contained on this website is intended to be used as a general information source. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your current or future health.
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Website Privacy Statement
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

1. Collins FS, Green ED, Guttmacher AE, and MS Guyer (2003). A vision for the future of genomics research: A blueprint for the genomic era. Nature. 422: 835-847.

2. Collins FS (2004). The case for a US prospective cohort study of genes and environment. Nature. 429: 475-477.
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

Last Update: October 5, 2010
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation

Questions or comments about the website? Contact Tony Miqueli at
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
NUgene Funding

The NUgene Project is a nonprofit activity of the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University. It is jointly funded by Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Health Care.

  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This web site does not display advertisements or receive funding from advertising.
  (28 Aug 2012) - Link

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