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Canadian High Court Rejects OncoMouse

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Science  13 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5601, pp. 2112-2113
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5601.2112b

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OTTAWA-- Canadian researchers don't have to worry about paying licensing fees for the use of transgenic animals. The nation's top court ruled last week that higher life forms aren't patentable.