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Talks of Public-Private Deal End in Acrimony

Science  10 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5459, pp. 1723-1725
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5459.1723

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Any hope of getting publicly and privately funded scientists to work together on the human genome dissolved this week in a bitter dispute over who would control the raw data. The dispute went public on 5 March, when the Wellcome Trust, a British charity that funds genome research, released a letter spelling out the details of a controversy that has been simmering for months. As word spread that the trust had released the letter, tempers flared, triggering a flurry of finger-pointing as each side accused the other of sabotaging a potential collaboration.

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