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Genetic harvesting firm ordered to contact brain tumour patients

Brain tumour patients must be informed of right to withdraw data from study

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
24th November, 2019

Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) has been ordered to run a publicity campaign to allow people to withdraw their samples from a project to harvest the genetic data of 9,000 Irish brain tumour patients.

GMI was founded in 2015 and secured funding from Google and a venture firm established by ex-Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz. It was acquired by WuXi NextCODE in 2018 and, as part of the deal, the Irish government’s sovereign wealth fund put $70...

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