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Patent Problems in Biology, too...

Author:Joseph Cerro
Posted:2/18/2000; 1:57:03 PM
Topic:Patent Problems in Biology, too...
Msg #:15094
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The recent discussion of zealous patent filings in the information technologies arena parallels recent trends in the health/biological sciences. In short, portions of the genetic code are being patented at a rapid rate by genomics companies, universities, etc., and there is growing concern that setting patentability standards too low will result in inhibited R&D, etc.

For more information, see the February 18th issue of Science at

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