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DNA sequences as MP3s

If you copyright a song that means no-one can copy it (?)

3 Jun 2002

"Maxygen's scientists and lawyers are proposing encode the DNA sequences as MP3s or other music files and then copyright these genetic 'tunes'....As the 'authors' of these DNA-based songs, Maxygen could, in theory, control the rights to the compositions for 95 years or more--as opposed to the 17 years given under current patent law."