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1997 Santa Fe Highlights
Human Genome Project Administration
In the News
Software and the Internet
Meeting Calendars & Acronyms
HUGO Ethics Committee Statement Addresses Sample Collection, Sharing
In its February Statement on DNA Sampling: Control and Access, the international Human Genome Organisation's Ethics Committee addressed several ethical issues pertinent to sample collection and sharing in genetic research. The committee, which is made up of scientists, ethicists, and lawyers from ten countries, also confirmed its commitment to the principles of its March 1996 Statement on the Principled Conduct of Genetic Research.
Chaired by Bartha Knoppers (University of Montreal), the ethics group made the following recommendations regarding DNA sampling:
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