NEW YORK, July 2 - Human Genome Sciences said Monday it had reclaimed the exclusive rights to its data and technologies following the June 30 expiration of a 1996 agreement that gave members of the human gene therapeutic consortium equal access to HGS’s technology and intellectual property for the development of small molecule and antibody drugs. 

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