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A Resolution on Who Owns Gene Editing

Feb 16, 2017 | 23:34 GMT
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes. Technologies such as CRISPR have wide-ranging implications for agriculture, industrial biotechnology and human health care. The fight for ownership of the powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 is over, at least for now. The victor in the patent case, however, is less important than the fact that policy continues to lag behind scientific progress.
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes. Technologies such as CRISPR have wide-ranging implications for agriculture, industrial biotechnology and human health care. The fight for ownership of the powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 is over, at least for now. The victor in the patent case, however, is less important than the fact that policy continues to lag behind scientific progress.
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The fight for ownership of the powerful gene-editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9 is over, at least for now. The victor in the patent case, however, is less important than the fact that policy continues to lag behind scientific progress....

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