Genome patent fight erupts.

  title={Genome patent fight erupts.},
  author={Leslie Roberts},
  volume={254 5029},
  • L. Roberts
  • Published 11 October 1991
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
At a Congressional briefing while describing a new project to sequence partially every gene active in the human brain, it was made known that the National Institutes of Health was planning to file patent applications on 1,000 of these sequences a month. The scheme has engendered a firestorm of criticism from genome scientists and project officials alike. The critics argue that these sequences probably can't be patented in the first place - and even if they can, they shouldn't be. The plan would… Expand
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