Moves to defuse row over genome patents

Coghlan, A.
March 1992
New Scientist;3/21/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1813, p12
Reports on the row over the patenting of human DNA and the compromise that has been worked out between Alan Howarth, Britain's science minister, and Allan Bromley, President Bush's science adviser. What Bromley has asked of the US Patent Office;What has been worked out so far; Bromley's defense of the application for patents.


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