UN report: Accelerate global agreement to oversee exploitation of South Pole ‘extremophiles’

01 Feb 04
United Nations University

Work should be stepped up on international agreements to oversee prospecting efforts in Antarctica by research institutions, universities and pharmaceutical companies to discover and stake ownership to promising organisms and compounds with genetic properties that make survival possible in extremely cold, arid and salty conditions, says a new UN University report.

Full text: www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-02/tca-ura012504.php

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