Blog archive for October, 2005

MIT paper on gene patents – free copy

October 28th, 2005 by John Wilbanks

Kyle Jensen and Fiona Murray, from the Sloan School at MIT, have taken advantage of their rights as authors to make a free copy of their work on the patenting of human genes available.

Look at the difference between the official citation and the free version. If you live in Brazil and can’t afford a subscription, at least you can read the article…

More authors should follow their lead. Check our self-archiving resource page for more help on how to get started.

NSA patents – blocked by Defense?

October 28th, 2005 by John Wilbanks

The National Security Agency is seeing its patents blocked by the Pentagon. Patents require disclosure of the invention, and the Pentagon wants those disclosures classified.

20% of genes patented

October 14th, 2005 by John Wilbanks

According to researchers at MIT, fully one-fifth of human genes are patented.