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The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the impact of intellectual property considerations on genome mapping. Discussion was not restricted to the human genome: programmes for mapping other genomes, especially those relating to species of economic importance, also raise intellectual property issues. The stimulus for the meeting was the applications, from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), for patents covering fragmentary cDNA sequences. These claims over raw data had raised concerns over the potential conflicts between such claims (and the underlying motives) and the unrestricted sharing of basic information essential for the rapid progress of genome mapping as a collaborative endeavour.

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Authors: VICKERS T (EDITOR), Hertford (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15338 EN (1994) 29 pp., FS, ECU 7
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-6474-0
Record Number: 199410285 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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