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by  /  17 April 2015

April 13th

CRISPR clash

The gene-editing tool CRISPR is at the center of a patent war with potentially billions of dollars at stake. Rights to the tool, which can delete, duplicate and mutate genes in cells, currently rest with researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. But the University of California claims its scientists had a role in CRISPR’s creation, and the researchers are ready to bust out the lab notebooks to prove it. An article published 15 April by the MIT Technology Review describes how the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office could decide who walks away with the patent for this biotech breakthrough.


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