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- Jul 2016
Earlier this year some researchers from Brazil — the epicenter of the outbreak — did the public-spirited thing by uploading Zika virus genome sequences they had produced to an online public database. Soon after, scientists from Slovenia used that data in a paper they published in the New England Journal of Medicine without sharing credit.
Was it deliberate or just an omission? Good case study for whether such things happen. Also good argument for formal system of data citation.