Here We Go: Synthetic Life Patents

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Tue, May 25th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Professor John Sulston, a leading scientist, has said efforts to patent the first synthetic life form would give its creator a monopoly on a range of genetic engineering. He believes that the over-use of patents is inhibiting research that could otherwise greatly benefit society, such as better healthcare for the poor.

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