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1997: Bermuda Meeting Affirms Principle of Data Release

In February 1997, at the second HGP meeting on large-scale sequencing strategy, held in Bermuda, HGP researchers and officials affirmed the principles of rapid, public release of genome sequence data, without restrictions on use - later, widely called the "Bermuda principles."

Summary of the Report of the Second International Strategy Meeting on Human Genome Sequencing (PDF)
Bermuda, February 27 - March 2, 1997



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