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Prior Informed Consent and Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing: Paralysis or Prudence?

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Hirakuri, Sofia R.; Tobin, Brendan
Journal: Work in Progress
Volume: 17
Page(s): 12-14
Date: 2005
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5633
Sector: Information & Knowledge
Subject(s): genetic resources
Abstract: "Prior informed consent is at the very heart of the Convention on Biological Diversity's compact on access and benefit-sharing. Results of UNU-IAS's comparative research on national implementation of prior informed consent highlights the need for a balanced approach to avoid paralysis of desirable scientific and commercial research."

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