GMI is engaged in highly sensitive data collection: harvesting genetic material on a population-wide scale. Its approach to doing so & lack of clarity/appropriate behaviour on foundational issues v. worrying.
Remember GMI is a private company, not a State research org.
GMI is a big, expensive company. It announced planned investment injection of $400m last year. It is engaged in a hot industry - hot because of investor interest and hot because of regulatory/ethics concerns.
So if you have a $400m+ business and this is a key business issue, you have taken advice.
So read the story again.
Or: we built it, so they must come.