ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Patenting Gene Fragments

Arun Agrawal In the US, the National Institute of Health's attempt to patent partial cDNA sequences corresponding to gene fragments in human brain tissue has sparked off a controversy which impinges on ethical issues and is critical to the evolution of the patent law on human interventions in naturally occurring substances.

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