Icelanders Put deCODE Genetics and Roche on Ice

Corporate Gene Hunters' Bid for Monopoly on Icelanders' DNA put on Hold

The Iceland government has been forced to postpone a bill to give genomics company, deCODE an exclusive license to collect current and retrospective medical information about all Icelanders into a central database and the sole right to commercial exploitation. A number of major concerns were cited in the announcement to postpone the initiative.

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