African ancient DNA research requires robust ethics and permission protocols

Nature Reviews Genetics
Volume 21 Issue 11, November 2020
https://www.nature.com/nrg/volumes/21/issues/11

 

Comment | 16 September 2020
African ancient DNA research requires robust ethics and permission protocols
In Africa, there is a disparity in ethics and permission requirements for molecular research on samples from living people versus ancient DNA. At the precipice of the archaeogenomics revolution, heritage agencies require updated policies and procedures for genetic and genomic research on African ancient DNA.
Victoria E. Gibbon