George Mason Univ., George Washington Univ. in patent, ethics dispute
Washington PostA small-scale study that suggests people receiving smallpox vaccine might also gain immunity from HIV has ignited an ethical tiff and a patent dispute between the two Washington area universities that collaborated on the work. George Washington University scientists are seething because George Mason University issued a news release on the study last week even though no peer-reviewed medical journal has accepted the research team's report and because it filed a patent application that does not recognize GW's work.
—Posted: September 17, 2003
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