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Nat Torkington
Dec. 06, 2002 09:18 AM

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As Canada's biotech industry comes to grips with the ruling that transgenic creations can't be patented, it's worth reading this summary of recent articles on gene patents:
No other sector of the economy depends as much on strong patent protection or on the flow of information from academic science as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Nat Torkington is conference planner for the Open Source Convention, OSCON Europe, and other O'Reilly conferences. He was project manager for Perl 6, is on the board of The Perl Foundation, and is a frequent speaker on open source topics. He cowrote the bestselling Perl Cookbook.