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PatSeq genome tracks are now also available at UCSC genome browser

PatSeq genome tracks are now also available at UCSC genome browser

We are pleased to announce the release of the┬áPatSeq tracks in the UCSC Genome Browser. These tracks contain shared data...  Read More

The ownership question of plant gene and genome intellectual properties

The ownership question of plant gene and genome intellectual properties

The restructuring of the crop agriculture industry over the past two decades has enabled patent holders to exclude, prevent and...  Read More

Gene patent practice across plant and human genomes

Gene patent practice across plant and human genomes

In human medicine, a successful new product or process can create a strong economic incentive to pay whatever it takes...  Read More

Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice

Public disclosure of biological sequences in global patent practice

Abstract Biological sequences are an important part of global patenting, with unique challenges for their effective and equitable use in...  Read More

The Impact of Public Science

The Impact of Public Science

Publicly funded science is an important step on the path to the development of technologies that can improve society. However,...  Read More

Metrics market

Metrics market

Featured in an Editorial in the journal Nature on June 2014. Measures of research impact are improving, but universities should...  Read More

Exploring the Scope of Gene Patents Through New Levels of Transparency

Exploring the Scope of Gene Patents Through New Levels of Transparency

As the global intellectual property (IP) system grows and now impacts virtually all citizens, it is crucial that the means...  Read More

Global patent system under The Lens

Global patent system under The Lens

Global social enterprise Cambia and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are using a US$1.6 million Bill & Melinda Gates...  Read More

Featured in Nature Biotechnology magazine

Featured in Nature Biotechnology magazine

In the recent decision Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics1, the US Supreme Court held that naturally occurring sequences...  Read More

The patent bargain

The patent bargain

Featured in an Editorial in the journal Nature on 11 Dec 2013. An open-source patent database highlights the need for...  Read More