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DNA Sequencer Protests Being Scooped With His Own Data

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Science  15 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5558, pp. 1206-1207
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5558.1206

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Following what he calls an "egregious" violation of scientific etiquette, a researcher has shut down a public Web site containing his team's raw sequence data for Giardia lamblia, a diarrhea-causing protozoan. The researcher says he blocked public access 2 weeks ago to this federally supported DNA Web site after discovering that a colleague had published a paper using his team's sequence information. He intends to restore the site ( after the rules have been clarified and the data edited.