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Scientists Should Disclose Origin in Marine Gene Patents
- Blasiak, Robert, Jouffray, Jean-Baptiste, Wabnitz, Colette C.C., Österblom, Henrik
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2019 v.34 no.5 pp. 392-395
- commercialization, genes, issues and policy, patents, sampling, scientists, universities
- 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.