Conflict of interest

2019-03-07 01:06:08

A dispute has flared up between two teams racing to sequence the human genome. The international, publicly funded Human Genome Project (HGP) and the company Celera Genomics of Maryland began discussing ways of uniting their efforts last year. Now the talks have broken down because Celera wants to keep genome information secret from commercial rivals, while the HGP insists on releasing data immediately. “It would have been great to combine our data, but now the [HGP] will have to continue on its own,