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Private Pact Ends the DNA Data War

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Science  24 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5606, pp. 487-489
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5606.487

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At a 2-day workshop last week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida--whose proceedings are being guarded as tightly as a state secret--sequencers and bioinformaticists unexpectedly resolved a rancorous dispute over access to DNA data. The solution seems to be good news for fans of "free and unfettered" access.