Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 15th Feb 2011 09:01 UTC, submitted by sawboss
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Manu Sporny, founder and CEO of Digital Bazaar, has decided to use GitHub to store a project of a[n unusual] nature. Rather than a piece of software, he is listing his own genetic data as an open source project. He has released all his rights to the data and made around 1 million of his genetic markers public domain."
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RE[3]: "Open source"???
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 16th Feb 2011 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "Open source"???"
MamiyaOtaru
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2005-11-11

in the US, you can patent isolated DNA. Or could. A federal judge has ruled against the practice, which will of course be appealed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_patent

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RE[4]: "Open source"???
by Laurence on Fri 18th Feb 2011 14:00 in reply to "RE[3]: "Open source"???"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Maybe this is just the case in the UK.

Someone I commute with (or used to until recently) worked in this field (identifying genes rather than patent laws) and we would have long discussions about this very subject.

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