Here We Go: Synthetic Life Patents

#Future

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.

  598

 

You may also be interested in:

"In many cities, the era of the suburban commuter, along with the era of the car, is drawing to a close."
We're Officially in the Future
Cold fusion experimentally confirmed
Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers
Scientists Link the Brains of Two Rats