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Stem Cell Claims Face Legal Hurdles

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Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1887
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1887a

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The European Patent Office has rejected two applications involving human embryonic stem cells and limited a third, signaling a wide gap between policies at EPO and those of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which has granted dozens of patents involving cells derived from human embryos.