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Balance scientific and ethical concerns to achieve a nuanced perspective on ‘blood amber’


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Fig. 1: ‘Blood amber’ from Myanmar.

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This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 31801022, 31701090) and Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China (grant no. ZR2019BC094).

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S.W., M.S.E., D.-X.Z., X.-C.Z., H.P., Y.-D.W. and R.A.S. conceived the idea and drafted the initial manuscript, with contributions from all other authors. All authors jointly revised the paper.

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Correspondence to Shuo Wang, Dian-xiang Zhang, Xian-chun Zhang, Hua Peng, Yong-dong Wang or Robert A. Spicer.

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Peer review information Nature Ecology & Evolution thanks Zin-Maung-Maung-Thein and Paul Barrett for their contribution to the peer review of this work.

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Shi, C., Cai, Hh., Jiang, Rx. et al. Balance scientific and ethical concerns to achieve a nuanced perspective on ‘blood amber’. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 705–706 (2021).

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