Indonesia Agrees To Release Bird Flu Data To World Databank
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
The health minister of Indonesia has decided to share with world health organizations the genetic information about the local avian influenza virus. Siti Fadilah Supari said she changed her policy of withholding the information to avoid drug maker exploitation when a transparent online databank was launched. She said the databank not only is transparent, it protects intellectual property rights, so she decided to allow Indonesia's bird flu strains and DNA sequencing data to be released. (Click here for more
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