Google accused of biopiracy

A coalition has accused search giant Google of being the "biggest threat to genetic privacy" for its alleged plan to create a searchable database of genetic information.

Google was presented with an award as part of the Coalition Against Biopiracy's Captain Hook Awards for Biopiracy in Curitiba, Brazil, this week. The organizers allege that Google's collaboration with genomic research institute J. Craig Venter--to create a searchable online database of all the genes on the planet--is a clear example of biopiracy. Google accused of biopiracy | CNET

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