China Announces Hefty Fines for Unauthorized Collection of DNA

June 14, 2019

(Nature) – China this week announced a new law restricting the collection and use of genetic resources from people in the country — including biological samples that yield DNA, such as blood, and data gleaned from sequencing them. There will be hefty fines for unauthorized collection or use of genetic material. The law, which goes into effect on 1 July, formalizes restrictions on such activities that have been in place since 1998.

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