Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain
the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in
Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles
Last week, negotiators met to discuss the latest draft of a ‘pandemic treaty’ — an agreement among countries worldwide about how to best respond to the next massive outbreak. One sticking point in the draft is how to fairly compensate countries for sharing viral-genome sequences.