Taking Back DNA

Cook Islanders, with New Zealand's Health Research Council, are setting up rules for foreign scientists wishing to conduct research in the Cook Islands. The Islanders are concerned that DNA and other samples taken from them may be sold after the researchers complete their analysis. They are also asking that blood samples stored in Britain from previous studies be destroyed or returned.

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