Thursday, 26 August 2010

The deCode Genetics Story

deCode Genetic was an Icelandic Company set-up to investigate the genetic factors that contribute to diseases. Iceland is a perfect place to study inherited diseases because of its extensive historical records and its limited population. The problem is the limited population size means that privacy becomes an issue and also you have a narrower range of disease diversity. In the end the company went bankrupt in 2009 after 11 years of research.

Guardian 2002 article - reporting the downside of the boom
New deCode - after bankruptcy

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