Patenting/copyrighting genetic info, free availability of genetic codes

Jim Prall & Harriet Simand prall3687 at home.com
Tue Aug 29 23:20:07 EST 2000


Mitchell Isaacs wrote in message
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>"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.
>
Also take a look at www.ensembl.org which is a major effort at just what
you describe.







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