Concern Over Data Sharing Ethics May Hinder Disease Control During Outbreaks, Scientists Say
SciDev.Net: Focus on Poverty: Sharing genetic data in health crises
“Genetic information that could help slow disease outbreaks may be kept private by researchers out of fear of violating patients’ rights — that was one of the concerns expressed in a Nature article recently. … That’s problematic, since the open sharing of data is essential to designing effective responses to outbreaks…” (Mohdin, 3/31).
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