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Ethical and legal implications of whole genome and whole exome sequencing in African populations

  • Galen EB Wright1Email author,
  • Pieter GJ Koornhof2,
  • Adebowale A Adeyemo3 and
  • Nicki Tiffin1
BMC Medical Ethics201314:21

Received: 24 January 2013

Accepted: 20 May 2013

Published: 28 May 2013

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Original Submission
24 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Feb 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Annelien L. Bredenoord
1 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Patricia Marshall
25 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Galen Wright
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 May 2013 Editorially accepted
28 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-14-21

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Authors’ Affiliations

South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape
Department of Mercantile and Labour Law, University of the Western Cape
Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute