Use of sequence databases - ethics?
ed at MOLBIOL.UCT.AC.ZA
Wed Dec 11 02:55:40 EST 1996
> From: burmeste at ccr.jussieu.fr (Thorsten Burmester)
> Subject: Re: Use of sequence databases - ethics?
> And what is the status of a _patented_ sequence in GenBank etc.? May one
> use it e.g. for phylogenetic analysis as if they were "public domain"?
If it is in GenBank, it is published: one can certainly refer to
accession numbers in a publication, so why shouldn't one use the
sequence in an analysis? It's not as if one is actually synthesising
the sequence and using it for expression purposes.
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
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