News of the WeekHUMAN GENOME

NIH Considers Paying to Use Private Database

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Science  12 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5502, pp. 223-225
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5502.223

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Officials at the National Institutes of Health are negotiating terms under which NIH scientists can have access to the controversial genome database offered by Celera Genomics of Rockville, Maryland. If the talks are successful, some NIH scientists may soon have their own Celera accounts, at an initial cost of up to $15,000 per user per year.