Battling Over Basics

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Science  04 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5322, pp. 25
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5322.25

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The clash over who may and may not use mice that have been genetically engineered with a patented technology (see " The Mouse That Prompted a Roar ") is just the latest skirmish in a decade-long battle over commercial controls on basic tools in biomedical research.