Nonfungible tokens may help overcome the ethical challenges for secondary use of biospecimens

JMIR Publications recently published “Nonfungible Tokens as a Blockchain Solution to Ethical Challenges for the Secondary Use of Biospecimens: Viewpoint” in JMIR Bioinformatics and Biotechnology in which the authors discuss how current practices of de-identifying human samples for research is reminiscent of the treatment of Henrietta Lacks’s tissue in 1951.