Rights, interests and expectations: Indigenous perspectives on unrestricted access to genomic data

Maui Hudson, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Rogena Sterling, Nadine R. Caron, Keolu Fox, Joseph Yracheta, Jane Anderson, Phil Wilcox, Laura Arbour, Alex Brown, Maile Taualii, Tahu Kukutai, Rodney Haring, Ben Te Aika, Gareth S. Baynam, Peter K. Dearden, David Chagné, Ripan S. Malhi, Ibrahim Garba, Nicki TiffinDeborah Bolnick, Matthew Stott, Anna K. Rolleston, Leah L. Ballantyne, Ray Lovett, Dominique David-Chavez, Andrew Martinez, Andrew Sporle, Maggie Walter, Jeff Reading, Stephanie Russo Carroll

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Addressing Indigenous rights and interests in genetic resources has become increasingly challenging in an open science environment that promotes unrestricted access to genomic data. Although Indigenous experiences with genetic research have been shaped by a series of negative interactions, there is increasing recognition that equitable benefits can only be realized through greater participation of Indigenous communities. Issues of trust, accountability and equity underpin Indigenous critiques of genetic research and the sharing of genomic data. This Perspectives article highlights identified issues for Indigenous communities around the sharing of genomic data and suggests principles and actions that genomic researchers can adopt to recognize community rights and interests in data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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