Click Lancashire recently reported U.S. health technology vendor Thermo Fisher Scientific will stop selling China technology that supported a “Big Brother” Chinese government spying program.  China was allegedly using DNA to track minority groups, such as Chinese Muslims.  The Wall Street Journal recently covered the topic headlining  the American firm’s ethical code would preclude further sales of their genetic sequencers.  TrialSite News commends Thermo Fisher Scientific’s ethics code.  Generating revenue is surely important—in fact, it represents the livelihood of any business. Many companies will sacrifice fundamental ethics for turnover. We commend Thermo Scientific for halting sales appears to be a massive minatory surveillance system in China.  Freedom, democracy and privacy are important principles to fight for.


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