Poor countries could lose out on benefits of genomic research

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1053
  1. Phyllida Brown
  1. Exeter

    The World Health Organization warned this week that developing countries could lose out on the health benefits of genomic research unless action is taken now to strengthen their participation.

    Knowledge of the human genome and of the genomes of disease agents (such as the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis) could in principle revolutionise health care, paving the way to new vaccines and drugs that could eventually benefit millions, says the WHO's …

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