New Questions About Management and Exchange of Human Tissue at NIH / Indigenous Person's Cells Patented

Human Tissue Collection Initiatives by the U.S. Military; Colombian Indigenous Peoples' Cells in the U.S.; Accompanying maps showing cell collections inColombia and Papua New Guinea

The flow of human genetic resources among military and civilian researchers across international borders is unmonitored and unrestricted. The US government's patent on the cell line of a Hagahai man from Papua New Guinea, reveals critical shortfalls in medical ethics, human rights provisions, and intergovernmental protocols.

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