Indigenous Peruvian Tribe Blocks DNA Sampling by National Geographic

by jeeg 9. May 2011 20:05
Complaints by indigenous leaders and local officials have blocked a plan by geneticists with the National Geographic Society to collect DNA from the remote Q'eros tribe in Peru as part of the Genographic Project, which seeks molecular clues to humankind's migrations over the globe. Population ... [More]

COP10/ Nagoya meet OKs historic genetic deal

by jeeg 3. November 2010 23:26
It went down to the wire, but delegates to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) here reached agreement early Saturday on legally binding international rules for sharing benefits from genetic resources used in food, pharmaceuticals ... [More]
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