ACS Lauds Congress for Addressing PubChem Duplication in Budget; Next Steps Uncertain | GenomeWeb

The American Chemical Society is "delighted" that a pair of US House and Senate oversight committees has included "cautionary language" addressing the NIH PubChem database as part of their respective 2006 federal appropriations recommendations, ACS said in a statement last week.

ACS has accused the publicly funded small-molecule database of posing unfair competition for its CAS Registry, a subscription-based resource that provides the bulk of the non-profit organization's annual revenues [BioInform 05-16-05].

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