China’s Crackdown on Genetics Breaches Could Deter Data Sharing

November 16, 2018

(Nature) – China’s enormous population is a genetics goldmine. But the government, wary that this data could be exploited for profit, has been cracking down on researchers and companies that violate rules on sharing its citizens’ genetic material and information. Some scientists fear that this closer attention is creating hurdles for international collaborations.

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