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In the letters section of Science, Oxford researchers discuss the future of releasing DNA data. They say that the one-month delay to access the data is worth the wait. "But it is not just scientists' concerns that should be addressed; it is potential concerns of individuals participating in research projects and the maintenance of public trust. If it really transpires that fears are exaggerated, then open access could be resumed," they write.

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