Policy Biotechnology

The Patenting of DNA

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Science  01 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5364, pp. 689-690
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5364.689


  • Product of Human Ingenuity.

    This patent was issued to Chakrabarty following the Supreme Court decision, Diamond v. Chakrabarty (6), in which the patentability of a living bacterium, genetically engineered to break down crude oil, was affirmed.

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