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Poorer nations ‘must be involved in development of genomics’

       

WHO leaders warn against sidelining low-income countries in creation of life-saving technologies

The continued exclusion of lower- and middle-income countries from the burgeoning field of genomics must be addressed, a panel of the world’s top scientists has said.

Genomics has revolutionised the fight against diseases including Covid-19, and progress over the past decade has pushed down mortality rates and improved treatments in upper income countries.

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