Indigenous Group Calls on Taiwanese Government to Prevent Biopiracy

by jeeg 16. May 2011 21:18
THE NETWORK of the Indigenous Peoples-Solomons (NIPS) calls on the Taiwan Government to develop and rigorously enforce appropriate laws to prevent future abuses of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and dignity by Taiwanese genetic researchers.   This call is in response to a case of bio... [More]

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]

Patent Application Involving Improperly Obtained Genetic Samples Abandoned

by jeeg 11. April 2011 19:18
The Network of the Indigenous Peoples-Solomons (NIPS) welcomes the abandonment of a US patent application that uses genetic samples from Solomon Islanders, in a case that raises major ethical questions.   According to the USPTO’s Patent Application Information Retrieval system, U... [More]
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