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This long history of exploitation has produced much distrust of how the findings of the Human Genome Diversity Project will be used.
In 1993 the Human Genome Diversity Project was rejected outright by the indigenous peoples of the world, afraid that the past acts of inhumanity and discrimination will only be repeated.
Keywords: Indigenous Australia, Human Genome Diversity Project, patents, commercialisation, free and informed consent, Indigenous identity, privacy rights, national and international law, medical or financial benefits, Ethics Review Committee
The Human Genome Diversity Project is `an international effort to collect, preserve, analyze, and make available genetic and ethnographic information from people all around the world' in the expectation that the project `will lead to advances in understanding the biological development and the history of our species and, ultimately, in understanding and treating many diseases with genetic components'.
In September 1995, the Human Genome Diversity Project was described as being still largely in its planning stages.
Indigenous views of the Human Genome Diversity Project
The Human Genome Diversity Project. J Health Social Policy 10(4):51-66.
This involvement was in response to recognition that research associated with the Human Genome Diversity Project could have a major impact upon Indigenous Australian interests, and followed discussions in Council prompted by requests for grant funding for projects in related fields.
The scientists, who come from several institutions participating in the Chinese Human Genome Diversity Project, examined genetic relationships among 28 of China's 56 official ethnic groups, including the majority Han population.
First proposed in a letter to Genomics in 1991, the international Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) has become embroiled in public controversy that has pitted geneticists against not only ethicists, but anthropologists and indigenous peoples as well - before it has even been funded.
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