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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 Prev/Next: 15093 / 15095
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 http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/287/5456/1196
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