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Pages: 23. Chapters: Companies listed on the Iceland Stock
Exchange, Defunct companies of Iceland, DeCODE genetics, Baugur
Group, List of the largest Nordic companies, Glitnir, Stodir,
Vegageroin, Atlantic Petroleum, RUV, Bakkavor, Noi Sirius, Promens,
Specialisterne, DataMarket, Kadeco, Eimskipafelag Islands, Actavis,
Icelandair Group, Marorka, Dagsbrun, List of companies of Iceland,
Isavia, Nordicphotos, Arctic Trucks, Islandspostur, 365, Audur
Capital, HIVE, 66 NORTH, Vinbuo, Arkis, Zymetech ehf., Bonus,
Almenna Consulting Engineers, Snorrason Holdings, Reyka, Hagkaup,
Hafskip, Hagar, HB Grandi, INN, DaGeek, Cod Music, List of
companies listed on the Iceland Stock Exchange, The Icelandic New
Business Venture Fund, ATVR, Samherji, Arnason Faktor, Sena.
Excerpt: deCODE genetics, Inc. (Icelandic: Islensk erfoagreining)
NASDAQ: DCGN is a biopharmaceutical company based in Reykjavik,
Iceland. The company was founded in 1996 to identify human genes
associated with common diseases using population studies, and apply
the knowledge gained to guide the development of candidate drugs.
So far the company has isolated genes believed to be involved in
cardiovascular disease, cancer and schizophrenia, among other
diseases (the company's research concerning the latter is said to
represent the first time a gene has been identified by two
independent studies to be associated with schizophrenia ). deCODE's
approach to identifying genes, and in particular its attempt to set
up an Icelandic Health Sector Database (HSD) containing the medical
records and genealogical and genetic data of all Icelanders, has
been very controversial, and prompted national and international
criticism for its approach to the concepts of privacy and consent A
legal judgement from the Icelandic Supreme Court in November 2003
effectively killed off the HSD project . However, the ...
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