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This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, between the National Academies and the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the study was supported by Affymetrix Inc., Agilent Technologies, Amgen, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Chiron Foundation, Pfizer Inc., and the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation. The views presented in this report are those of the National Research Council Committee on the Intellectual Property Rights in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation and are not necessarily those of the funding agencies.

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