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Business venture linked to Mark Zuckerberg used blood samples from pregnant women without their consent, Danish media reports

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Blood samples from Danish women participating in a public research project ended up in the hands of an organization founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, raising numerous red flags, local media reports.

When 263 mothers-to-be provided weekly blood samples to Denmark’s State Serum Institute (SSI) to help researchers learn more about the body during pregnancy, they weren’t told that their blood was also being used for a private business venture connected to Zuckerberg, according to Danish Radio.

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