DNA Samples

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 23rd February 2006.

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Photo of Rob Gibson Rob Gibson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-22756

To ask the Scottish Executive how the intellectual property rights are assigned in respect of DNA sequences in samples collected by the police in Scotland.

Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour

The Scottish Executive understands that there are no intellectual property rights relating to DNA sequences in samples collected by the police in Scotland. Intellectual property rights are associated with the techniques used to process the samples when generating DNA profiles.

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