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The Sorcerer II Expedition: Intellectual Property and Biodiscovery

Rimmer, Matthew


This article considers the significance of a leading marine biodiscovery initiative. In March 2004, Dr J Craig Venter announced the official launch of the Sorcerer II Expedition, a scientific expedition of discovery, which would survey marine and terrestrial microbial populations. The Expedition has the potential to uncover tens of thousands of new microbial species and tens of millions of new genes. Venter has disavowed that the Sorcerer II Expedition has any commercial ambitions. However,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law


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