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A Tussle Over the Rules for DNA Data Sharing

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Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1312-1313
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1312

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Behind the letter on page 1333 calling for unconditional sharing of DNA data is a bitter and sometimes acrimonious struggle over scientific credit. Some scientists claim that sequencers are being "scooped" by researchers who snatch the unpublished data off the Web and publish a "global" analysis. They think the databases should letting them post a single caveat: No one should publish a "global" analysis without asking for permission.