International agreements may impact genomic technologies

Modern plant biology relies heavily on genetic sequence information from species with a diversity of origins. Could proposed changes to the terms of use of this digital sequence information threaten the development of new crop varieties and improvements in global agriculture?

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The author acknowledges the support of Genome Canada and Genome British Columbia. This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The views expressed are the author’s alone and not of Sidley Austin LLP.

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Marden, E. International agreements may impact genomic technologies. Nature Plants 4, 2–4 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0087-4

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