Feb 05

San and international genomics – new publication

See attached an interesting new publication condemning the process followed for enrolment of the San in genomics research conducted by the Venter Institute a few years ago. Roger Chennells is a South African human rights lawyer who has been the legal representative of the San for many years. Andries Steenkamp was the President of the South African San Council when Schuster et al collected their samples. This is an interesting and important case that has a bearing for H3Africa research as well.


The publication is a chapter from a new open-access book by Doris Schroeder and colleagues entitled ‘Ethics Dumping. Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations’. You can download the book for free on https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-64731-9.