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- Jeffrey E. Barrick 15:34, 4 February 2012 (EST):Can you explain in a little more detail what PoPs is meant to characterize about a part?
- Midhat Patel 13:46, 13 February 2012 (EST): I have added information to the PoPS section explaining what it is and how it is used in BioBrick™ manipulation.
- Jeffrey E. Barrick 15:34, 4 February 2012 (EST): It's a small distinction, but BioBricks are trademarked ™ not copyrighted ©. There's even a note about why they are trademarked.
- Peter Otoupal 22:36, 5 February 2012 (EST): So they're trademarked... so that they're free to use?
- Jeffrey E. Barrick 00:23, 6 February 2012 (EST):The trademark is so that you know you are referring to a specific instance of the term BioBrick™. Is it also used in in other contexts, but with the symbol BioBricks™ can only be used to talk about the DNA parts. Copyright usually refers to rights to reproduce written ideas and published works. We should also talk about patenting, which has to do with freedom for using ideas for profiting. Yes, BioBricks (the DNA parts) are free to use.
- Midhat Patel 14:08, 13 February 2012 (EST):A small note has been made under the "What is the Registry" section to address this point, and all of the copyright symbols that I saw have been changed to trademark logos.
- Jeffrey E. Barrick 15:41, 4 February 2012 (EST):Please give an example of a part name and go through the steps of decoding what it means for a specific example.
- Midhat Patel 13:55, 13 February 2012 (EST): An example of a name has been explained under the section 'BioBrick™ Names'.
- Jeffrey E. Barrick 15:44, 4 February 2012 (EST):Maybe add a few notes about how reliable a part ordered from Addgene might be versus one from the iGEM registry as was discussed in class?
- Midhat Patel 15:02, 13 February 2012 (EST): I couldn't find a definitive way to measure the effectiveness of the Registry parts, but based on perusing it depends on the type of part, ie promoters are more functional while actual domains have proved unsuccessful. Based on the accounts of the people in our class who have used Addgene and the fact that it's a paid service, I'd assume their parts are vastly more reliable, though limited in scope, relative to those in the Registry.