Patenting/copyrighting genetic info, free availability of genetic codes

Mitchell Isaacs misaacs at spam_me_not.student.usyd.edu.au
Thu Aug 24 07:46:54 EST 2000


"Cory C. Albrecht" <coryalbrecht at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:39A4BB8F.E6C633C0 at hotmail.com...
> Hello all,
>
> With all the stuff going on right now about companies wanting to be able
> to patent genetic sequences as they find them, and the hullabaloo about
> "owning life" as it has been put by some, I was wondering what people
> working in the scientific community would think of a web site that was
> made to be a repository of genetic information that was freely available
> to everybody?

Try http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
http://www.expasy.ch/

They also have good links.

Cheers,
Mitchell







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