Scientists Should Disclose Origin in Marine Gene Patents

Author(s): Blasiak, R., Jouffray, J-B., Wabnitz, C.C.C., Österblom, H.
In: Science & Society Vol. 34, Issue 5, P392-395, MAY 01, 2019
Year: 2019
Type: Journal / article
Theme affiliation: Marine
Full reference: Blasiak, R., Jouffray, J-B., Wabnitz, C.C.C., Österblom, H. 2019. Scientists Should Disclose Origin in Marine Gene Patents. Science & Society Vol. 34, Issue 5, P392-395, MAY 01, 2019

Summary

Universities are key players in the collection and commercialization of marine genetic resources. We argue that the research community can promote systematic disclosure of sample origin in patents, thereby taking a global responsibility for setting new norms of transparency that would influence ongoing policy processes and improve sharing of benefits.

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