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May 25, 2010 1:26 am


Patents for Synthia



Here is potentially alarming news for those of us who are opposed to, or just wary of, patents and the disturbing tendency to grant an intellectual monopoly to an ever wider range of intellectual creations and thwart independent inventors who fail to reach the Patent Office first.

"Professor Sulston, who is based at the University of Manchester, said patenting would be"extremely damaging".

"I've read through some of these patents and the claims are very, very broad indeed," Professor Sulston told BBC News.

"I hope very much these patents won't be accepted because they would bring genetic engineering under the control of the J Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). They would have a monopoly on a whole range of techniques."

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