Monday, August 12, 2013

Details on the HeLa agreement

Last week, a compromise was reached between the descendents of Henrietta Lacks and the National Institute of Health.  The agreement is for controlled access to the HeLa cell line genome sequences, and you can read more about it here.

In order to obtain access to the sequence data, you must first register with the NIH dbGaP program here.  It isn't an easy process and only PIs with the consent of their organizational signing officers may apply for access.  Complete details on the application process are available here.

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